Black Lord are a band from Mexico that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Black Ritual Forest" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Tribulacion Productions and Rebellious Records.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some ritualistic sounding ambient synths and after the intro the music goes into a musicla direction that takes the guitar riffng of first wave black metal and mixes it in with second wave style high pitched screams while the solos and leads also remain true to a very old school tradition.
When the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal along with some blast beats and spoken word parts along with melodies can also be heard at times and after awhile death metal growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses some depressive black metal elements are added into some of the slower riffs while some of the faster and mid tempo parts add in a touch of thrash and they close the album with a synth outro that evokes the atmosphere of a black and white horror movie soundtrack while also still having guitars.
Black Lord plays a musical style that takes the raw style of second wave black metal and mixes it with the more thrash orientated side of the first wave to create a style of their own, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover nature, destruction and chaos themes.
In my opinion Black Lord are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spiritual War' "Dreaming Into the Eternal Forest" and "Spell Of Darkness". 8 out of 10.