This is another review of an album from Avitas which shows them in the earlier stages with a very raw black metal sound that also has elements of war and death metal and this is a review of their live 2011 recording "Politics Of Nordic Terror: Live Rehearsals MMIII" which was released by Bud Metal Records.
A very raw and live sound starts off the album with some dark and melodic guitars as well as some audience reception and the band also bring s in a mixture of both clean and fast parts which also leads to a more raw style of black metal along with a mixture of grim screams and deep death metal growls.
The music utilizes a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a great amount of blast beats and the production gives the music a more raw and lo-fi black metal sound along with a very dark sounding atmosphere and some of the later tracks show a great amount of thrash metal influences in the guitar riffing.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the death metal influence being more prevalent on this album than the future recordings they later put out with all of the tracks being recorded in 2003 and some of the later tracks shows a more melodic side of the bands material in the early days as well as having a few instrumentals that shows despite the raw black metal side of most of the material the band are very talented musicians that have a great amount of talent and skill.
Avitas shows a very raw side of their musical sound with this live recording as well as a great amount of talent and skill that are better displayed on the later recordings they released, the production is very raw and under produced while also having a live feeling in its sound and th e lyrics cover political, national socialist, war and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding album from Avitas and if you are looking for some true war like raw black metal with a heavy death metal influence, you should check out this live recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aerial" "Politics Of Global Mind Control" "Destructive Properties Of Organized Religion" and "wall-Marde". 8 out of 10.