Bustum are a duo from Croatia that plays a very raw form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Demonolosophy" which will be re-issued on March 10th, 2016 on cassette by Iron County Records with a bonus track.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some drum beats which also leads up to a more heavy and melodic musical direction and when t he music speeds up it goes into more of a raw black metal direction t hat also utilizes tremolo picking, a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams.
Deep growls can be heard in the music at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they bring in even more of a melodic style to the songs and the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and atmospheric synths while the main focus remains more on a raw and heavy sound.
Bustum plays a style of black metal that is very traditional, raw and melodic sounding in the second wave Swedish style, the production sounds very raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Croatian and cover Demonology and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Bustum are a very great sounding raw and melodic occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Arrival of The Serpent God" "Mists Of Solitude" and "Hladen Karmen". 8 out of 10.