Useless are a band from Poland that plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Absence Of Grace" which will be released in September by Third Eye Temple.
A very distorted sound starts off the album and after a minute grim yet high pitched black metal screams are added onto the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking along with some depressive and atmospheric elements and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and it also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the riffing sticks to power chords while some open note melodies are utilized briefly as well as a brief use of guitar leads and the music also always remains very heavy and dark.
Useless plays a style of black metal that is very raw and depressive while also being very atmospheric at the same time with a more guitar driven approach, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark, depressive, demonic and haunting themes.
In my opinion Useless area very great sounding raw and depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Wolf" and "When Demons Awake". 8 out of 10.