Diabolicum are a band from Sweden that has been around since the 1990's that mixes raw occult black metal with industrial and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of Shadows)" which will be released in July by Code666.
Spoken word samples which also mix in with the heavier parts at times start off the album before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that uses angry screams and brutal programmed blast beats that are heavier and faster than a regular drum kit and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodic guitar leads are used on a regular basis throughout the recording along with the songs mixing in more of a harsh and darker style of industrial that also gives the songs more of a militant and ritualistic feeling ans some songs also bring in a small amount of clean singing and the faster sections bring in more of a mid 90's Swedish black metal feeling and some of the songs also bring in elements of ambient noise and there are also some atmospheric synths being mixed in with the more industrial side of the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them..
Diabolicum takes a very fast, raw and brutal style of black metal and mixes it in with ambient, noise and a great dose of industrial to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Misanthropy, Esotericism and Death themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding comeback album for Diabolicum and if you are a fan of industrial black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Void Of Astaroth" "Salvation Through Vengeance" and "Angelmaker". 8 out of 10.