Sun Worship are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of cascadian style black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 cassette "Elder Giants".
The cassette starts out with nature sounds and drones before going into a more raw black metal direction as well as getting faster and adding in blast beats and high pitched screams which also use grim and depressive elements and you can also hear post black metal traces in the recording but they are done in a more aggressive manner and after awhile the music starts bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The band continues this approach throughout the recording while also bringing in more atmospheric and cascadian black metal elements and they also bring melody into the music in certain parts of the recording as well as a small amount of doom metal influences being utilized briefly and on the last song they bring in a small amount of harsh noise sounds as well as a good amount of synths and the last track is all instrumental and also has a more dark and epic ambient sound to it.
With this recording Sun Worship continue their fast and raw approach to the cascadian and atmospheric forms of black metal and they bring in a great amount of aggression to their music and stay away from the post and shoegaze influences some of the newer bands and this really shows in the songs while t hey still have a good amount of diversity to them.
Song lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix as well as the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sun Worship and if you are a fan of raw, fast atmospheric/cascadian black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We Sleep" and "Elder Giants". 8/5 out of 10.