Ragnell are a band from Mexico that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Black Requiem" which was released by Satanath Records.
Clean playing starts off the ep and after a few seconds the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats while the growling vocals bring in death metal elements while the riffing also brings in morbid sounding melodies at times and the first track is very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs mix the rawness of black metal with the brutality of death metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts on one of the tracks.
Ragnell plays a musical style on this recording that mixes the heaviest styles of black and death metal to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anti religion, evil and violence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ragnell and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Soaked In the Blood Of Blasphemy" and "Holy Center Of Worship "To Burn". 8 out of 10.