Alkerdeel are a band from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Lede" which will be released in April by Consouling Sounds.
Avant garde sounds start off t he album along with some dark yet melodic guitar riffing a few seconds later which also leads up to a very fast and raw black metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recoridng.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the songs also bring in the more modern side of the genre at times while a great amount of old school and second wave influences are utilized as well and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts while some of the slow riffing brings in a touch of doom metal and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and drones are added onto t he last track.
Alkerdeel creates an album that is less experimental than their previous recordings and go for more of a straight forward black metal sound while still having some avant garde and psychedelic elements, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in Belgian and cover dark themes along with the first 3 tracks having a concept to them.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Akerdeel and if you are a fan of raw black metal with an experimental touch, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Regardez Ses Yeux I" and "Lede". 8 out of 10.