Idolatry are a band from Alberta, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Visions From the Throne Of Eyes" which was released by Humanity's Plague Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some ritualistic whispers and spoken word parts a few seconds later and after the into the music goes into a very heavy and raw old school black metal direction along with some high pitched screams and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the riffs also use a small amount of melody and spoken words also mix in with the heavier parts at times and the screams also mix in some depressive elements while also getting very deep on some later tracks and when guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they stick mostly to very melodic yet raw musical direction and towards the end a brief use of clean playing and melodic singing can be heard and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Idolatry creates another black metal recording that is very raw and old school in the second wave tradition of the genre, the production sounds very heavy and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness, Insanity and Depression themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Idolatry and if you are a fan of raw and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satanas Haxan" "Tiamatic Winds" and "Imperator Nero Murmurationis Hotum". 8 out of 10.