Chzustch are a band from Luxembourg that plays a very experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "They Believed us And Perished For It" which will be released on January 20th by Cult Tape Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Clean vocals are also utilized at times and they also give the music more of an avant garde feeling as well as the riffing also adding in a small amount of melody.
The songs also add in a decent amount of 90's influences while the music also gets very experimental sounding at times. Depressive black metal screams are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording as well as one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the ep and all of the music also sticks to a slower direction.
Chzustch plays a style of black metal that is very slow, raw, avant garde and experimental sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Luxembourgish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Chzustch are a very great sounding experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Decus II" and "Rhinel blun". 8 out of 10.