The Infernal Sea are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very dark, fast and aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Great Mortality" which will be released in February by Cacophonous Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and a few seconds later grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording as well as getting very high pitched at times and when the music speeds up it displays a great amount of raw energy as well as utilizing blast beats that are very brutal.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and atmospheric sounds can be heard in the background at times along with some clean playing being added into certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Violins can be heard in the music briefly while some of the riffs also add in a touch of black'n'roll and clean singing can also be heard in the music at times and when solos and leads are brought into the songs they are very dark and melodic sounding while the music can still be very diverse and experimental times without losing any raw aggression and spoken word parts are added for a few seconds on the last track.
The Infernal Sea plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw, heavy and modern at the same time while also not afraid to experiment with their sound and they show a great amount of progress with their newer music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon 'The Black Death' that swept Europe and the UK throughout 1348.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Infernal Sea and if you are a fan of fast and aggressive black metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Way Of The Wolf" "Purification By Fire" and "Brethren Of The Cross". 8 out of 10.