Illum Adora are a band from Germany that plays a very raw and satanic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Son Of Dawn" which was released by Kneel Before The Master's Throne Records.
A very raw black metal sound along with a great amount of tremolo picking starts off the ep and a few seconds later the music also speeds up and also brings in a great amount of blast beats while the solos and leads are done in a melodic fashion and the vocals are mostly grim screams and the music also has a lot of 90's second wave influences.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and some of the riffs also have a first wave feeling at times along with a slight thrash influence while the riffing is always power chord driven and there is also a brief use of night sounds and all of the tracks remain true to a heavy and raw musical direction and Gregorian chants are used briefly on the last track.
Illum Adora plays a style of black metal that is very raw and power chord driven in the 90's second wave tradition, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Blasphemy, and Philosophical themes.
In my opinion Illum Adora are a very great sounding raw satanic/occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Son Of Dawn" and "In Hideous Blasphemy". 8 out of 10.