Valle Crucis are a band from South Carolina that plays a very raw and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2017 ep.
Heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the ep along with some drum beats a few seconds alter and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known while the tremolo picking also gives the songs a more raw and old school feeling and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a perfect mixture of both old school and modern influences and one of the tracks is long and epic in length while the guitar leads are done in a very melodic fashion when they are utilized and they also bring in an instrumental track while always keeping everything in a very heavy and raw direction.
Valle Crucis plays a style of black metal that is very raw, blasphemous and traditional sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover blasphemous themes and legendary stories.
In my opinion Valle Crucis are a very great sounding raw and blasphemous black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Hellhound Of Valle Crucis" "Blasphemous Perversions" and "Winter's Whore". 8 out of 10.