Evilforces are a solo project from Mexico that plays a demonic form of blackened metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Pest Plagues And Storms" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination and More Hate Productions.
Melodic ritualistic chanting starts off the album along with some synths in the background which also leads up to the music slowly getting heavier and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams are added onto the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which 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.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses death metal growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the riffs also add in influences from punk, thrash and doom metal and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and on some tracks the synths get more powerful and there is also a brief use of demonic laughter and some tracks also bring in avant garde structures while one track also brings in a brief use of melodic singing while a later song introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording.
Evilforces plays a style of black metal that is very raw and ritualistic at times while also adding in a great amount of diversity and also mixing in influences from other genres of metal to create something different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Sumerian Magick and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Evilforces are a very great sounding demonic blackened metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'The Makim Hul" "I Am Your Spirit" and "Lilitu And The Gallu". 8/5 out of 10.