One Master are a band with members from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York that plays an old school form of black metal with thrash influences and this is a review of their 2014 live cassette "Live In The Castle of Quiet" which was released by NoVisibleScars.
The ep starts out with a live introduction and then the band comes on with distortion and drums beats before going into a very raw and old school black metal sound and a few seconds later grim vocals start to kick in and they use a mixture of mid paced and fast parts along with blast beats which also leads up to solos.
As the album continues the band stick to an early 90's black metal sound while also bringing in 80's black/thrash influences as well as a brief use of riffing that has a doom metal feeling to it along with a small amount of dark sounding melodies but they stick to the more fast and raw parts fro most of the recording.
On this live recording One Master play a very true form of black metal that goes back to the roots of both first of second generations and they have a very fast, raw and heavy sound and while it might not be completely original it is very well executed.
Song lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes, while the production has a very dark, raw, heavy and live feeling to it in the true old school black metal tradition along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion One Mater a very great sounding fast, heavy and raw old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this live cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Cursed And Dismal Mind" and "Infernal Silence". 8/5 out of 10.