Dalkhu are a band from Slovenia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a raw and melodic form of black metal with a touch of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Descend... Into Nothingness" which was released by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Heartbeat sounds start off the album before going into more of a fast and raw black/death metal direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and growling vocals and you can also hear a decent amount of melody being utilized in the guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also add more of a melodic black metal sound to the recording and the music also brings in ritualistic sound effects at times and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses elements of thrash can be heard briefly and closer to the end of the recording a brief use of clean playing can be heard
Dalkhu plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the Swedish vein while making their style a little bit different by using death metal style growls, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Satanism, Misanthropy and Darkness.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding album from Dalkhu and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black/death metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fireborn" "Accepting the Buried Signs" and "E.N.N.F". 8 out of 10.