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.
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, t he production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover anti religion, demonology, fantasy and Warhmmer 40k themes.
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.
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.