Heresiarch are a band from New Zealand that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 compilation album "Incursions" which was released by Krucyator Productions.
A very powerful bass guitar sound starts off the compilation before going into a very fast and raw war metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are a mixture of bestial growls and black metal screams and the music also adds in a great amount of Australian and Canadian war metal influences.
Throughout the compilation you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the riffs also utilize a small amount of dark sounding melodies while they also bring in a cover of Bathory's "Equimanthorn". The intro on the second demo starts out with some war samples and air raid sirens before going into a heavier direction.
When guitar solos and leads are finally added into the music they are done in a very raw and chaotic style while one track also brings a brief use of synths and choirs and the rest of t he compilation sticks to a very raw, aggressive and brutal sound. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover death and war themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Heresiarch and if you are a fan of war and bestial black/death metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obsecrating the Global Holocaust" "Carnivore" "Conflagration" and "Abrecan". 8 out of 10.