Murk are a 1 man band from Italy that plays a very raw and primitive form of old school black metal mixed with black/thrash and this is a review of their 2008 compilation cassette "Drifting Mine" which was released by Bylec Tum.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a powerful sound with some primitive riffing.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast old school primitive black metal riffs that utilize some old school and punk style riffing at times on the later songs to give the music more variety, while the lead guitars when they utilized are very old school sounding black/thrash guitar solos and leads
Vocals are mostly high pitched hateful black metal screams with some 80's style black/thrash growls being utilized at times mostly on the later tunes, while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very raw and primitive sound which sounds like a mixture between early 90's black metal and 80's German thrash metal and at times you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Murk are a very great sounding hybrid of raw and primitive sounding old school black metal and black/thrash and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Prostitutes Of Life... Prostitutes Of Death" "Corporal Punishment" "Perverted Behaviour" and "Visions Of Death". RECOMMENDED BUY.