Isenblast are a band from Michigan that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw form of satanic black metal along with a touch of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 demo "Altars Of Blood".
A first wave influenced black metal sound starts off the demo and when high pitched screams are added into the music it gives the songs more of an early 90's second wave feeling and the solos and leads that are utilized are very melodic and old school while the faster sections takes the music into a rawer direction.
Blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the music and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can hear elements of old school death metal in some of the guitar riffing and the bands influences are perfectly balanced between both the first and second wave styles of black metal and the second track brings in more of a melodic style of the genre.
Isenblast remain very true to the old school satanic black metal style of previous recordings and avoid following any modern trends, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism and Evil themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Isenblast and if you are a fan of old school satanic black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I Lucifer". 8 out of 10.