Narbeleth are a 1 man band from Cuba that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "A Hatred Manifesto" which was released by Folter Records.
The music starts off with a fast and raw old school black metal sound along with grim screams and blast beats with the album being in an early 90's old school black metal direction, after the recording starts utilizing a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also some melody being added into certain sections of the songs while keeping it in a more grim direction.
You can hear a great amount of hatred being evoked by the music that is present on this recording and you never have to worry about weak sounds ever coming out of the music with the main focus being on true raw black metal and the faster parts have a great amount of emotion and darkness to them, while the slower and melodic parts always keep an evil atmosphere to them an later on during the album there is a brief use of melodic clean singing which brings a pagan feeling to the recording, when the album gets closer towards the end you can hear some guitar leads that have a more traditional metal feeling to them along with a small amount of acoustic guitars which also bring a depressive feeling to the music and the album closes with a cover of Urgehal's Nyxc.
Narbeleth remain true to old school black metal from beginning to end with this recording focusing more on the Norwegian and Finnish styles of the 90's with none of the modern or post black metla trends being added in along with a raw production and lyrics that cover hateful, heathenism, satanic, and nihilism themes.
In my opinion Narbeleth are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Total Isolation" "Fuck Off!" "Land Of the Heathen" and "Nyx". 8 out of 10.