Book Of Sand are a band from Minnesota that plays a very experimental and anarchist form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2010 album "How Beautiful To Walk Free".
"Destruction, Not Reformation" begins with harsh noise sounds before the guitar riffs and drums start kicking in as well as some high pitched black metal screams along with some atmospheric elements.
"No Flags" begins with some melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before the black metal screams kick in which leads to the music getting a lot more darker and you can hear elements of post punk in the guitar riffing and after awhile there is a brief use of distorted sounding guitar solos and leads being utilized and the song closes with elements of noise.
"The Night And Day Will Pass Away" begins with noise sounds, fast raw and primitive sounding guitars and blast beats from the drums and a few seconds alter the grim screams start coming in along with some depressive elements.
"Hidegen Fujnak a Szelek" begins with harsh noise sounds, and heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some depressive black metal screams which leads to the song adding in mid paced elements along with some primitive guitar riffing and after awhile you can hear some atmospheric sounds in the background.
"I Heard You'll Be Gone A Long Time" begins with harsh noise sounds, lo-fi primitive and fast black metal guitar riffs along with some drums and you can hear some distorted bass guitars in the background and then the high pitched depressive screams start kicking in as well as experimental sounds.
"Crawling Through Sand, Crawling Through Earth" begins with raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar and drums as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody before the high pitched screams kick in along with some experimental sounding synths in the background which make the song a lot more atmospheric sounding and after awhile some guitar leads start coming in and out.
"When We Are Gone, The World Will Be Awash Away With Light" begins with harsh noise sounds and high pitched black metal screams which leads up to some fast, raw and primitive sounding guitar riffs and drums which also utilize some blast beats and yo can hear some atmospheric and experimental elements in the background.
Song lyrics cover anarchist themes, while the production has a very dark, lo-fi, raw and primitive sound along with the last song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Book Of Sand are a very great sounding experimental, raw and primitive anarchist black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Destruction, Not Reformation" "I Heard You'll Be Gone A Long Time" and "When We Are Gone, The World Will Be Awash Away With Light". RECOMMENDED BUY.