Annihilus are a solo project from Illinois that plays a raw form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled 2019 demo which was released on cassette by Corpse Torture Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that remind me of mid 2000's era USBM. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Some of the faster material also shows an influence from the 90's second wave era along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the tracks sound very different from each and all of the music sticks to mostly a very heavy and power chord driven style and drones are added on the closing track.
Annihilus plays a style of black metal that is very dark, heavy and raw sounding and focuses most on power chords and less on melody to create a very heavy style. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Annihilus are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "T.M.T" and "S.D". 8 out of 10.