Arizona's Unholy Baptism have returned with a new recording which continues the diverse satanic black metal style of t heir previous release and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Volume I : The Bonds Of Servitude" which will be released in October.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with one track also bringing in a a brief use of acoustic guitars which also return on the closing track, rain and thunder sounds as well as couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length and some tracks also add in depressive screams and spoken word parts and synths are also used towards the end of the recording.
Unholy Baptism creates another recording that remains true to t heir diverse style of satanic black metal, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism, Theistic Satanism, Death, Medieval and H,P Lovecraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Unholy Baptism and if you are a fan of raw and melodic satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "...These Scars Are Wounds Unhealed" "Whispers Of Power Eternal" and "Baptized In The Majesty of Satan". 8 out of 10.