Thy Kingdom Ablaze are a band from Russia that plays a satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 compilation album "Waiting For Blackness"which was released by Subterranean Aftersounds.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the compilation while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's.
Throughout the compilation you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style which also shows a Swedish influence at times along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Stringed instruments can also be heard briefly towards the end of a couple of tracks before returning back to a more heavy and raw style on the nest song along with an instrumental also being added as the compilation progresses, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Thy Kingdom Ablaze are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Satanism(Song Of The Possessed One)" and "Ghosts Of Desolated Night Forests". 8 out of 10.