Poland's Non Opus Dei have returned with a new recording which continues the occult black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Glod" which will be released on September 24th by Pagan Records.
Ritualistic spoken word parts start off the album before going into more of a heavier and dissonant direction. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Ritualistic spoken word parts also make a return on a later track along with the music also mixing in some progressive and avant garde structures into the heavier sections of the songs and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic guitar leads can also be heard and the closing track also introduces clean playing into the music.
On this recording Non Opus Dei goes for more of a dissonant style of occult black metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover famine from an ancient Polish folklore and black magick point of view.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Non Opus Dei and if you are a fan of dissonant occult black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Po jalowej ziemi" and "Czarci most". 8 out of 10.