Patriarch are a 1 man band from Italy that plays a very raw mixture of punk and black metal and this is a review of his 2014 demo "Tyrant In The North" which was released by Legion Blotan Records.
A very distorted amp sound starts off the demo before going into more of a raw black metal direction along with some grim screams and after awhile punk influenced melodic guitar leads and riffs are added into the music and a later t rack also shows a brief use of guitar orientated drones and noises.
Most of the music sticks to a raw or mid paced musical direction along with a good mixture of 80's punk and 90's black metal being mixed together and the songs also have an early Polish style of black/pagan metal feeling to them at times which also bring s in more epic elements onto the demo and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Patriarch takes a very raw style of black metal and mixes in some early 80's hardcore punk influences to create a sound of his own while also still having a very raw and necro feeling, the production sound s very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Patriarch are a very great sounding raw mixture of black metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Macbeth's Curse" and "Derive". 8 out of 10.