Heaven Abhorred are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a very raw and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Opening The Fates" which was released by SixSixSix Music.
A very dark and melodic guitar lead which also make their return on some of the later tracks starts off the ep which also gives the recording more of a doom metal feeling and after a minute grim black metal screams are added into the music which also get deep at times and add in a touch of death metal and after the intro the music speeds up and brings in more of a fast and raw black metal sound.
You can hear a lot of 90's influences in the bands musical style along with a few blast beats being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on some of the later tracks growls make their return at times along with some thrash elements being added into some of the riffs while the main focus remains more on a raw and old school style of black metal and the last track also brings in a brief use of clean playing and the song is very long an d epic in length and also adds in a small amount of slower riffs.
Heaven Abhorred plays a style of black metal that is very old school sounding and more rooted in the 90's style and all of the song s ignore any modern trends, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism, Satanism and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion Heaven Abhorred are a very great sounding raw and blasphemous black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Opening The Gates" and "Children Of The Night". 8 out of 10.