Sunday, May 18, 2014

Intolerant/Snow Stained With The Blood Of Traitors/Vanguard Productions/2014 Cassette Compilation Review


 
  Intolerant  are  a  duo  from  the  United  States  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw,  epic  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  cassette  compilation  "Snow  Stained  With  The  Blood  Of  Traitors"  which  was  released  by  Vanguard  Productions.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  cassette  along  with  the  sounds  of  war  before  going  into  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  epic  keyboards  which  leads  up  to  some  deep  and  grim  sounding  black  metal  vocals  and  the  music  has  a  very  lo-fi  and  old  school  black  metal  feeling  to  it.

  A  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  utilized  on  the  recording  along  with  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  using  keyboards  to  enhance  the  atmosphere and  war  elements  of  the  music  and  not  done  in  a  trendy  way  and  they  also  bring  back  spoken  word  samples  on  the  other  tracks  as  well  but  the  main  focus  as  on  the  rawest  black  metal  you  can  expect  form  this  band.

  You  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  90's  Polish  black  metal  elements  throughout  the  tracks  along  with  a  touch  of  the  early  Ukranian  bands  and  there  is  nothing  modern  or  trendy  about  the  songs  the  band  writes  and  they  stick  to  the  true  old  school  atmospheric  second  wave  black  metal  sound  of  the  early  European  bands a nd  on  the  last  track  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  are  added  into  the  music.

  Intolerant  create  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  with  the  songs  they  bring  to  the  compilation  and  also  has  a  great  amount  of  epic  qualities  that  bring  back  some of  the  best  elements  this  genre  had  to  offer  in  the  90's,  the  production  is  very,  dark,  raw  and  old  school  sounding  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  hatred,  sorrow  and  struggle.      

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Intolerant  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  atmospheric  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation/.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Resistance  to  Modern  Way"  "Banners  Of  Victory"  and  "Will  Of  iron".  8  out  of  10. 

2 comments:

  1. you know this nazi kid is jewish right?

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  2. This is not a blog that has any political leanings left or right and I could care less if the guy in the band is a Jewish nazi,

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