Ifernach are a solo project from Quebec, Canada that plays a raw form of black metal with some thrash, punk and ambient elements and this is a review of his 2016 ep "Maqtawek nakuset" which was re-issued in 2017 by Nekart Productions.
Ambient style synths start off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction along with some vocals that mix black metal screams in with a more punk influenced style while the tremolo picking and blast beats gives the songs a more raw 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 while some shamanistic chanting can also be heard in the background briefly along with the music also bringing in a great amount of 90's second wave influences as well as the music mixing the atmospheric and heavy parts together and as the ep progresses clean playing and melodic vocals can also be heard briefly and elements of Native American folk music are also added onto a later track.
Ifernach plays a style of black metal that is very raw while the punk, thrash and ambient elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in French and cover the Micmac Native American tribe's folklore, ancestral mysticism, nature, conflicts and betrayal themes.
In my opinion Ifernach are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project with elements of punk, thrash and ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you sohuld check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enemy At The Shore" and "Matntmg". 8/5 out of 10.