King Ov Antichrists are a band from New Jersey that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2014 cassette "War" which was released by Vanguard Productions.
Acoustic guitars start off the cassette bringing a very dark and melancholic feeling to the recording as well as using a mixture of both finger picking and full chords and after the demo drum programming starts to kick in and the music starts getting heavier and adds in grim sounding high pitched black metal screams.
The music starts to take on a slow atmospheric black metal sound with the first real track as well as having a dark and raw feeling along with small amounts of melody being utilized which also brings a very depressive atmosphere to the bands musical style and at time s they also speed up a bit and add in mid paced parts.
On some of the later tracks the music starts going into a more fast and raw black metal direction along with some blast beats which they also mix in with their more slow and atmospheric sound to give the music some variety and not stick to one direction and they also bring in an instrumental which enhances the depressive atmosphere of the music.
King Ov Antichrists take the satanic, raw, atmospheric and depressive forms of black metal to create their own sound as well as always having a grim and dark atmosphere is each track, th e production is very dark, raw and old school sounding while the lyrics cover Satanism, War, Devastation and Genocide.
In my opinion King Ov Antichrists are a very great sounding raw, depressive and atmospheric satanic black metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Final War" and "Extinction". 8/5 out of 10.