Commando Praetorio are a band from Italy that plays an apocalyptic, nihilistic and sinister from of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Divinila Terrifiche" which was released by War Command Distribution.
A very epic and atmospheric synth sound starts off the ep giving the music a classical feeling and after a couple of minutes the music starts to speed up and go into more of a raw black metal direction along with some blast beats and grim screams and the music has a 90's Eastern European feeling to it.
All 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts being utilized on this recording and at times the vocals bring in deep vocals that also gives the music more of a darker atmosphere and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Commando Praetorio plays a style of black metal that is very raw, atmospheric and old school in the 90's tradition while also being very epic at the same time, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover spiritual transcendence through harsh discipline.
In my opinion Commando Praetorio are a very great sounding raw and epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Samsara". 8/5 out of 10.