Russia's Blackdeath have returned with a new recording which shows them taking their satanic black metal to a different level and this is a review of their 2019 album "Phantasmhassgorie" which will be released in February by Heidens Hart Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also using a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in more of a modern style of black metal. Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music it times also has its atmospheric moments along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
A great amount of talent and skill can also be heard in the way the musical instruments are performed. Synths can also be heard briefly and also re-captures some of the 90's era atmosphere in the way they utilize this instrument to their advantage as well as some of the screams also adding in a depressive touch at times The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and are a concept album revolving around hate from a satanic perspective.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Blackdeath and if you are a fan of satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hauss aus dem Himmel" "Gott ist mien Haus" and "Der Hass der Toten". 8 out of 10.