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.