Enoid are a solo project from Switzerland that has had a few album reviewed before in this zine and on these recordings played a raw and brutal style of black metal and this is a review of their 2006 and 2007 albums "Livssklus" and "Dodssyklus" which was re-issued as a joint effort by Grimm Distribution and Final Gate Records in 2017 as a double album.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the compilation before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also bringing in a small amount of melody.
Throughout the compilation you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a great amount of second wave 90's influences mid still sounding very modern in the era it was recorded and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very dark, raw and melodic style.
On the second album the music also continues the raw and chaotic approach to black metal while also taking the music into more of a melodic direction without losing any of the brutality along with a brief noise style intro before returning back to a heavier direction as well as closing the compilation with two tracks that are very long and epic in length.
On both of these albums Enoid played a style of black metal that was very raw, brutal and chaotic sounding while also being very melodic at the same time, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Swiss and cover death, misanthropy, and reflection themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Enoid and if you are a fan of fast and raw black metal, you should check out this compilation RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ecnassian" "Noitpecnec" "Edicius" and "Dirow Eht Kcuf". 8 out of 10.