Ill Omen are a solo project from Australia that plays a very raw and satanic form of occult black metal and this is a review of his 2018 ep "The Grande Usurper" which will be released in August by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Bell sounds start off the ep before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic style along with the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and bestial growls while the music also mixes in elements of war metal along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies as well as all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a couple of the songs are long and epic in length and at times the music sounds very ritualistic.
Ill Omen plays a style of satanic occult black metal that is very raw and bestial sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Blasphemy, Satanism, Occultism and Evil themes.
In my opinion Ill Omen are a very great sounding raw and satanic occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sentenced Suffering" and "A Thousand Yawning Graves". 8/5 out of 10.