Black Mold are a band from Portugal that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 demo "Atavism" which will be released in October on cassette by Helldprod Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the demo along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as all of t he musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's.
All of the tracks are very short in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in the raw energy of punk at times, all of the riffs a re done with power chords with no solos, leads or melodies ever being utilized as well as always remaining heavy.
Black Mold plays a style of black metal that is very fast, raw and old school sounding in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Black Mold are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Let It Burn" and "Shroud Of Bodies". 8 out of 10.