Finland's Curse Upon A Prayer have returned with a new recording which continues the raw, blasphemous and anti Islamic style of black metal from their previous release and this is a review of their 2020 album "Infidel" which will be released in April by Saturnal Records.
Chanting vocals start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody. Acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on some of the tracks while whispered vocals can also be heard briefly while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can tremolo picking can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the songs also bringing in a good balance between modern and old school influences along with the music being mostly rooted in the Finnish style, one of the tracks is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anti Islamic and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Curse Upon A Prayer and if you are a fan of misanthropic and anti Islamic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infidel" "Al-Masih ad-Dajjal" and "Fitna". 8 out of 10.