Onferno are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays an unholy form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Rise Of The Grim Demons".
Atmospheric sounding drones and soundscapes start off the album along with some elements of dark ambient before going into a heavier musical direction while the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times as well as some demonic voices being used in the background briefly.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which gives the music more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also bringing 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 the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style and as the album progresses guitar leads can also be heard briefly and the ambient and drone elements also return on the closing track as well as some harsh noises.
On this recording Onferno remains true to the unholy black metal style of their previous release while also adding in slight touches of noise, drone and ambient, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Onferno and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possessed By The Demon's Call" :The Curse of The Witch King" and "Unholy Death". 8/5 out of 10.