Black Pestilence are a band from Alberta, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a raw form of black metal with elements of noise and punk and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Carry On the Black Flame".
A dark lo-fi atmosphere starts off the ep before going into a heavier crust punk direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and once the high pitched black metal screams the music starts mixing in with more of a raw style of that genre along with tremolo picking and blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also bring in a great amount of back up shouts and some of the riffs also add in elements of thrash and traditional punk along with a brief chorus that almost close to the pop side of the genre while the music remains raw and heavy and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a melodic fashion and as the ep progresses a brief use of noise sounds can be heard and the music also remains heavy and raw from beginning to ending of the recording and the last track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Black Pestilence creates another recording that takes a raw style of black metal and mixes it with punk and a touch of noise to create a style that some might consider as being blackened punk, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover Satanism and Social Issue themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Pestilence and if you are a fan of punk influenced black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demon Cathedral" and "Rise For Satan". 8 out of 10.