Vakslen are an international band with members from both Norway and the United States that plays a very raw form of black'n'roll and this is a review of t heir 2013 album "Crucifucked" which was re-issued in 2016 by Merdumgiriz.
Harsh noise sounds start off the album along with some distorted power electronics and after a few seconds melodic chants are added onto the recording and after a minute the music starts getting more heavy and melodic as well as adding in black metal screams that are a little bit more different than most bands of the genre.
You can hear a great amount of anger in the screams while also being grim at times and the riffs also bring in a raw style of black metal and there is also a brief use of porno samples along with the music adding more melody into the riffing and the solos and leads are also very dark and melodic when they are utilized.
When the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and as the album progresses elements of rock music and punk are added onto some of the tracks and there is also a great amount of diversity to be heard throughout the whole recording and one of the later song brings in militant style beats and spoken word samples and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while one track also brings in a brief use of clean singing and they also bring in covers from Bathory and Alice Cooper before closing the album with a couple of original tracks.
Vakslen plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted in a raw style of old school black metal and they change things around by adding in experimental, rock music and punk elements to create a very original approach to the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Hateful, Anti Religious, Satanism, Sluts, Darkness and Politically Incorrect themes.
In my opinion Vakslen are a very great sounding black'n'roll band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anti Muslim Hate Speech" "White Pride-Black Art" "Seig Fucking Heil" and "666 lashes". 8 out of 10.