Yass-Waddah are a band from Italy that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 ep "Cities Of The Red Night".
A very fast, raw, dark and old school black metal sound starts off the ep along with some blast beats and grim vocals/screams and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background along with the band bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
On some of the other tracks melody is added into certain parts of the recording and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's black metal sound and the melodic guitar leads enhance the dark atmosphere this band creates with their music and you can also hear some death metal elements being utilized in the guitar riffing at times as well as bringing in a small amount of growls and you can hear a good amount of thrash elements being utilized on the last track along with a small amount of clean playing.
Yass-Waddah bring out a very raw and true 90's form of black metal with their music ignoring all of the modern sounds and bringing in a death metal edge to enhance the heaviness of the recording, while the production has a very heavy, raw and old school sound to it and the lyrics are a concept based on William Burroughs's novel "Cities Of the Red Night".
In my opinion Yass-Waddah are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Invocation" and "Casbah". 8 out of 10.