Curse Upon A Prayer are band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an apocalyptic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Rotten Tongues" which will be released in June by Inverse Records.
Dark sounding synths and battle film samples start off the album before going into a more heavy and atmospheric direction as well as adding in melody and high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the faster sections of the music also bring in a decent amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are added into the music they are very melodic and some of the tracks also bring in a decent amount of whispers and as the album progresses a small amount of clean playing can be heard in some of the tracks along with a brief use of death metal growls.
Curse Upon A Prayer creates another album that is very raw, melodic and also brings in a great amount of synths, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Curse Upon A Prayer and if you are a fan of melodic black meta, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Sentence" "Devil in The Churchyard" "Rotten Tongues" and "White Ghost". 8 out of 10.