Bitter Peace are a duo from Connecticut that has been recently featured in this blog and with the new album that play a very violent, heavy and dark form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Terrorist Manifesto" which will be released by Elegy Records.
"Atom Smashed Savior" begins with some spoken word parts and sound effects before going into a heavier direction with fast guitar riffs, blast beats and high pitched screams and after awhile the music slows down for a minute and its heavier and darker before reverting back to the faster elements and adding more grimness to the vocals and then the song slows down and adds in some guitar leads.
"Voice Of Reason": begins with some spoken word samples which lead to some heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later grim vocals become a part of the song and they utilize both shouts and screams and as the song moves on the spoken word pparts come back briefly before going into a faster and primitive direction along with some blast beats and then slowing down and bringing in a brief use of guitar solos and leads and towards the end the guitar riffs start utilizing some melodies as well as bringing in more primitive elements.
"Perish In Flames" begins with fast guitar riffs, blast beats, and grim screams and a minute later the song goes into a slower direction for awhile before returning to its more fast and true black metal roots.
"The Fortress Of Nanna" begins with a spoken word sample before going into slow and melodic guitar riffs along with some drums and grim vocals and the song gets heavier as time moves on as well as bringing back the spoken word parts and towards the song you can hear some spoken word ritualistic parts before heading into a melodic guitar solo.
"Rid The World" begins with some spoken word samples before going into heavy, fast and grim guitar riffs along with some blast beats and grim vocals and a minute the music slows down and adds in some melodic guitar riffs and clean singing and a few minutes later it returns to its heavy and grim roots.
"Arm And Arm Into Armageddon" begins with some slow and melodic guitar riffing along with some drums and spoken word parts which lead to some grim and melodic vocals before going into a faster and primitive direction and adding in some darker elements to the vocals and then the song starts making switches back and forth between fast and slow parts and after awhile there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Symbol Of Evil" begins with spoken word samples before the heavy guitar riffs, drums, bass and grim vocals start kicking in and as the song moves on the vocals start utilizing some melodic elements as well as clean sections and after awhile the music starts getting heavier again along with some more spoken word parts being utilized toward the end.
"Suffer" begins with some spoken word parts and then going into heavy guitar riffs and drums along with the vocals kicking in shortly after that and after awhile it goes into a more fast, melodic and grim direction before slowing down again and making switches back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as bringing in more spoken word parts.
"Mahapralaya Namonama" begins with heavy guitar riffs and drums and after awhile the vocals start kicking in and the riffing starts utilizing some melody in certain sections and as the song moves in the riffing gets more diverse while also remaining true to black metal along with a brief use of guitar leads towards the end.
"The Chambers Or Torment" begins with fast and dark guitar riffs, blast beats and spoken word parts before slowing down and adding melody to the guitar riffs and then the music gets fast again and brings in the black metal vocals and then the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as bringing in some clean sections which have a psychedelic feeling to them. and towards the end the spoken word parts return as well as the vocals utilizing some melodic elements and powerful bass guitars before bringing in a brief melodic guitar lead.
"Scorched Earth Policy" begins with a President Bash sample before going into melodic guitar riffs and drums which lead to some melodic clean singing vocals and then the riffs get faster as well getting more black metal influenced and then switching back and forth between slow and fast parts along with the vocals bringing in more grim elements and screams and towards the end there is a brief use of melodic guitar leads.
"Choir Of The Dead" begins with some fast, dark and melodic guitar riffs, drums and black metal vocals and as the song moves on it gets more heavier and the vocals utilize only a small amount of melodic elements and towards the end it goes for a more experimental sound along with some female vocals.
Song lyrics cover violent, hateful, darkness and occult themes, while the production h as a very strong, powerful and heavy sound which does not take away from the raw and dark nature of the music as well as some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Bitter Peace and if you are a fan of dark, violent and heavy black metal, you should check out this album once it is released. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Atom Smashed Savior" "The Fortress Of Nanna" "Symbol Of Evil" and "Scorched Earth Policy". RECOMMENDED BUY.