Kommodus are a solo project from Australia that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 demo "Will To Dominate All Life" which was released by Lupine Lineage Records.
Werewolf shapeshifting along with acoustic guitars and folk instruments start off the demo while ritualistic chants can also be heard in the background before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as a great amount of high pitched black metal screams.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of raw feeling while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very noisy, melodic and chaotic fashion while as the riffs also bringing in melodies at times along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, spoken word parts are also utilized at times as well as some of the black metal screams bringing in a more depressive and suicidal edge and there is also a cover of Burzum's "War".
Kommodus plays a style of black metal that is very raw and traditional sounding in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Roman Paganism, War and Suicide themes.
In my opinion Kommodus are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wolves Of Rome" and "Spiritual Sickness And The Suffering Soul". 8/5 out of 10.