Black Pestilence are a band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that plays a very raw form of black metal mixed in with some punk and noise influences and this is a review of their self released 2015 "Outsiders".
Ambulance sounds start off the album before adding in punk style bass guitars and drums which leads up to more of a fast, raw and crusty black metal sound along with some high pitched screams and the music also incorporates a great amount of back up gang shouts and the music also brings in a touch of war metal at times.
You can hear a lot of punk influences throughout the recording and some of the songs also incorporate a small amount of clean singing and death metal growls and as the album progresses synths and samples along with some noise elements can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the riffs bringing in more melody and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they are in a very melodic direction.
Black Pestilence plays a musical style that takes a raw style of black metal and mixes it with punk rock to create their own musical style, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Satanism and Social Issues.
In my opinion Black Pestilence are a very great sounding mixture of black metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cult Class" "Horns For The Devil" and "Voiceless Generation". 8 out of 10.