Alberta, Canada's Black Pestilence have returned with a new recording which continues their punk and noise influenced style of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Urban Hell Rhythmics".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some elements of punk and d beat while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly black metal screams along with a few growls while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, on some tracks the bass guitars also take over as a lead instrument and the music also mixes in elements of noise and a brief use of samples.
On this recording Black Pestilence remains true to their mixture of black metal and punk, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Satanism and Social Issue themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Pestilence and if you are a fan of black metal and punk, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "D.I.Y 666" "Back To The Underground" "Devil Of my Life" and "Countess Of Dominion". 8 out of 10.