Anthropophagus Maniac are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Cold Embrace".
A very heavy and lo-fi sound starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
A great amount of 80's and 90's influences can also be heard in the bands musical style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody as well as the solos and leads remaining true to an old school style, a touch of doom metal can also be heard in the slower riffing and the closing track is very long and epic in length and also introduces clean playing, spoken word parts and depressive elements onto the recording.
Anthropophagus Maniac plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are inspired by the poetics of the eighteenth century, nihilism and primitive culture.
In my opinion Anthropophagus Maniac are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Only Enjoyment of Lucy" "Silence Is Lige And Cure Is Death" and "Under the Depressive night". 8 out of 10.