Monday, October 14, 2013

Despot/Cold Deliverance/Acephale Winter Productions/2013 Demo Re-Issue Review


  Despot  are  a 1  man  band  from  Brazil  that plays a  very atmospheric,  melodic, raw and  primitive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2010  demo  "Cold  Deliverance"  which  was  re-issued by Acephale  Winter Productions in  the year of  2013.

  "Cosmic  Revelation"  begins  with  spoken  word  parts  and  a  few  seconds  heavy and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  make  their  way  into  the  music  which  leads  up  to some  grim  sounding  black  metal screams  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  there  is a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar leads  and  halfway  through  the  song  the  music  gets  a lot  faster along  with  some  blast  beats and  primitive  guitar  riffing  for  a  few  seconds  before  slowing  down  again  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  bringing  back  the  guitar  leads.

  "The  Bastard  Hive"  begins  with  some  sound  effects  before  the  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams,  heavy  and  melodic guitar  riffs  kick  in  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  drums  start  kicking  in  and  after  awhile  some  fast  and  primitive  parts  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song while  mostly  focusing  on  mid  paced  and  slow  parts.

  "Cold  Deliverance"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads with  the  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  kicking  in  a  few  seconds  later  and  then  the  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  and  halfway  through  the  song  they  start  adding  in  some  fast  and  primitive  guitar  riffs  which  utilize   some  melody  as  well as  blast  beats  and  you  can  hear  some  keyboards  in  the background  and  then  the  song  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction.

  "Rejoice  In Isolation''  begins  with  some  slow  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  evolve  into  blast  beats  and  fast,  melodic  and  primitive  guitar  riffing  which  leads  up  to  some black  metal  screams  and  as  time  goes  on  by  the  music  gets  more  diverse  sounding.

  'Ode  To Jupiter"  begins with  some  background  ambient/drone sounds  and  the  song  is  all instrumental  except  for  some  spoken  word  parts  that are  utilized  halfway  through  the  song.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Atheism  and  Literature,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark, raw  and  primitive  sound  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.  

 In  my  opinion  Despot  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic,  atmospheric,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cosmic  Revelation"  and  "Rejoice  In Isolation'".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  
 

  

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