Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Acolyte/Leng/2011 EP Review


  Acolyte  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  dark  and  progressive  sounding  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2011  ep  "Leng".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from slow  to  mid  paced  progressive  black  metal  riffs  that  use  some  primitive  elements,  death  and  doom  metal  influences  and  dark  sounding  melodies,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  progressive  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  when  they  are  utilized  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  enhance  the  progressive  elements  of  the  ep.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  with  some  deep  death  metal  growls,  while t he  lyrics  cover  Lovecraft  and  anti  Religion  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,   powerful  and  heavy  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Acolyte  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Leng".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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