Malphas are a solo project from Cantan, Michigan that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled2016 ep which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the ep along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and death metal growls can also be heard in the music at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and there is also a lot of Swedish influences in the music and the last track is long and epic in length.
Clean playing can also be heard in the music at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and some of t he f aster riffs use a decent amount of tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling.
Malphas plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in t he Swedish tradition while also mixing in a touch of death metal, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover anti religion, demonology, fantasy and Warhmmer 40k themes.
In my opinion Malphas are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal War hymn" and "Devoured By the Swarm". 8 out of 10.