Holy Death where a band from Poland that played a very mid paced form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Triumph Of Evil" which was re-issued by Witching Hour Productions and also contains 3 bonus tracks.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some synths a few seconds later that also makes the music more epic and ritualistic along with a small amount of spoken word parts and after a minute and a half the music starts going into more of a heavier direction and also adds grim and high pitched black metal screams onto the recording.
Most of the music sticks either to a slow or mid paced musical direction while blast beats can be heard at times and the band also mixes the keyboards in with the heavier parts in certain sections of the recording and there are also movie samples being added on some of the tracks and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Some of the vocals bring in a small amount of death metal growls and some of the riffs also use a small amount of melody and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and as the album progresses spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and some of the songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing.
Holy Death played a style of black metal that was very dark, raw, mid paced and atmospheric for its time and this band was very underrated for their time, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Anti Christianity, Luciferianism, Evil and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Holy Death where a very great sounding occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Journey" "To The Christians" and "The Ultimate Sacrifice". 8 out of 10.