Krowos are a band from Italy that plays a very esoteric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Verbum Luciferi" which was released by Nigredo Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while all of t he musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and raw fashion along with some clean vocals and spoken words also being used at times while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave era and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, a decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and classical guitars are also utilized at times and when synths are utilized they also add in a touch of ambient.
Krowos plays a style of black metal that is very raw and esoteric sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, rituals, magick and Saturn themes.
In my opinion Krowos are a very great sounding esoteric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Verbum Luciferi" and "Offertorio". 8 out of 10.