This is a review of another recording from Burning Church Forest with the music being satanic, life hating, chaotic black metal and symphonic overtones with the album being called "Book 2" and released in 2009 by Noise Machine.
"Ashes Of The Crucifix" begins with the sounds of fires burning before adding in some raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar riffs and after awhile the drums start kicking in along with some blast beats which leads up to some high pitched screams and halfway through the song the music slows down and you can hear some keyboards in the background and after awhile it returns back to being fast and primitive and the song closes with some deep demonic voices and fires.
"The Freezing Fog" begins with some demonic sounding vocals which also utilize grim black metal elements and then the slow and dark guitar riffs along with some drums start kicking in and towards the end there are some dark and atmospheric sounds in the background.
'The Dead Trees" begins with some slow and dark primitive black metal guitar and grim sounding high pitched screams which lead to some drums which take the song into a faster direction along with some blast beats and an atmospheric background and after awhile the vocals start utilizing some demonic elements which leads to the music slowing down again but remaining heavy along with some depressive screams and then the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts and in certain sections you can hear some guitar solos and leads and the song closes with the sounds of churches being on fire.
"Watch The Alter Burn" begins with some soft and clean guitar playing which utilizes some finger picking and then some distorted sounds are added into the song which leads up to some drums and black metal vocals as well as some doom metal influenced guitar riffs and halfway through the song there is a brief use of symphonic sounding keyboards and towards the end the music goes into a more dark blackened ambient direction but also keeping around the guitars and the song closes with some clean and acoustic guitars as well as church fires.
"Sacrifice Your Freedom" begins with some drum beats and after a few seconds slow black metal guitar riffs start coming in along with some demonic vocals and later on high pitched screams and as time goes on by the music starts getting a little more fast and primitive sounding along with some blast beats that come in and out at times and then the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts and halfway through the song the music stops and whispers start taking over along with some avant garde and noise sounds and after a couple of minutes dark ambient sounding keyboards start coming in and they close the song and album.
Song lyrics cover satanism and life hating themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix as well as most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Burning Church Forest and if you are a fan of raw and primitive sounding satanic black metal that is very different and original, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Freezing Fog" and "Watch The Alter Burn". RECOMMENDED BUY.