Horncrowned are a band from Columbia that plays a very raw, fast and brutal form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Defantas (Diabolus Adventus)" which was released by Ketzer Records.
A dark synth intro starts off the album which also gives the music a very ritualistic feeling along with some militant drum beats and you can also hear voices and demonic growls in the background and after the intro the music starts to get more fast, raw and brutal along with a great amount of blast beats and high pitched black metal screams.
When solos and leads are added into the music they continue the chaotic black metal tradition the band creates with their musical style and after awhile they band also brings in some slow and mid paced parts while the main focus remains on a very fast and brutal sound and when melodies are utilized they bring in a 90's Swedish black metal feeling.
At times you can hear the sounds of war being mixed in with the barbaric heaviness of the music and on the later tracks the solos and leads add some melody into their fast structures and at time s you can hear elements of death metal in the more brutal sections of the bands musical style along with some vocals bringing in small amounts of growls at times and one of the later tracks brings in a few seconds of melodic chants while the black metal vocals still have more of a dominating presence on this recording.
Horncrowned plays a style of satanic black metal that is very fast, raw and brutal as well as bringing back a lot of heaviness and aggression that is very rarely utilized these days and the band stays away from all of the modern trends to create a blasphemous form of art, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Hormcrowned are a very great sounding fast, brutal and satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Extinction's Apotheosis (Finis Orbis Christiani)" "Worship of the Seven Headed beast (Caper Nigra Cultum)" "Charred Shrines (Baptismus ignis)" and "Malign & Perverse (Antichristus Rex)". 8/5 out of 10.