Gargowitch are a solo project from France that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of raw black, doom metal and noise and this is a review of his self released 2019 demo "Comee - Cannibal troten".
Atmospheric sounding drones start off the demo while elements of noise are also added into a lot of different areas of the music. Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the guitar leads also being done in a very dark and avant garde style as well as some spoken word parts also being utilized at times.
When ambient style synths are utilized they also give the songs more of a haunting atmosphere. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while the music also adds in a great amount of grim sounding black metal screams as well as some operatic female vocals also being used briefly.
At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with one of the tracks also adding in a small amount of clean vocals. When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling, a small amount of dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing and the second track also brings in clean playing and the sounds of torture. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover cannibalism and rustic drama witchcraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gargowitch and if you are a fan of raw black, doom metal and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Les 3 soeurs violent - Dans ma pute de peau - Assassin oral respublic - Kokhitr, mort-né". 8 out of 10.