Isenblast are a band from Michigan that takes a 90's style of black metal and mixes it in with some first wave BM and death metal elements and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Unleashing The Demon Scourge" which was released as a joint effort between In Satan's Custody and Death Breath Records.
A very old school and raw black metal sound starts off the ep along with some high pitched screams and morbid sounding melodies and a few seconds later the music starts to go into a more fast 80's direction along with some blast beats and black/death metal guitar solos and leads that are very chaotic yet melodic at the same time.
You can hear a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and on the second track the music starts having more of a raw 90's black metal feeling while also adding a good amount of death metal elements into the mid paced sections of the music as well as having a brief solo that follows the same musical direction and they also bring in more of a melodic black metal approach on the following tracks and they also expand on it by bring a small amount of thrash influences which also have a very dominating presence on the last song which also sees the band adding in a mixture of both 1st and 2nd wave BM.
Isenblast takes the raw and melodic black metal side and expands on it by adding in some first wave black metal elements and a a decent amount of death metal influences to create some music that is very heavy and blasphemous, the production has a very raw and powerful sound while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, and Evil themes.
In my opinion Isenblast are a very great sounding mixture of 1st and 2nd wave black metal and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unleashing the Demon Scourge" and "Seven gates". 8 out of 10.