Blue Hummingbird On The Left are a band from Southern California that plays a mesoamerican style of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Alt Tlachinoll" which will be released in February as a joint effort between Iron Bonehead Productions, Nuclear War Now! and Crepulsculo Negro.
Tribal style drumming and percussion starts off the album along with some ethnic instruments also being used at times which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats along with some bestial growls also being used quite a bit throughout the recording.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic style along with the music also adding in a good amount of South American influences as well as the vocals also adding in a great amount of black metal screams, the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Blue Hummingbird On The Left plays a style of black metal that is very raw and bestial sounding while also adding in elements of pre-hispanic folk music, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Mexican Nationalism and Huitzilopochti War Culture themes.
In my opinion Blue Hummingbird On The Left are a very great sounding mesoamerican style black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sun War Club" "Hail Huitzilopochti" "Life Death Rebirth" and "Southern Rules Supreme - Moon". 8/5 out of 10.