Vilkates where a band from Germany that played a very atmospheric form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 1998 album "Angeldust And Blasphemy" which was released by Last Episode.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with primitive riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with some death metal influences being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic, raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death metal growls being thrown into the music at times as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and clean singing, while the lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
in my opinion Vilkates where a very great sounding atmospheric satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Angeldust And Blasphemy" "Wings Of Darkness" "Demonworld" and "Jewclan". RECOMMENDED BUY.