Blakulla are a solo project from France that plays a raw and atmospheric form of heathen, occult black metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "The Immortal Cult" which was released by Lower Silensien Stronghold.
Military marching starts off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with some high pitched screams and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style of the genre.
At times the vocals sound very angry while also getting more grim as the album progresses and the songs are very power chord driven while the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released over 20 years ago and after awhile the riffs started utilizing more melody and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and all of the songs stick to a fast and raw musical direction and on the last track spoken word parts and guitar leads are brought into the music briefly.
Blakulla plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the second wave tradition, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover Aryan, Paganism, Occultism and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion Blackulla are a very great sounding raw pagan/black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pagan Baptism" and "Endless Lunar Night". 8 out of 10.