Veneration are a band from Indonesia that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Thy Infernal" which was released by Fallen Temple.
Ritualistic spoken word parts start off the ep before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the music being heavily rooted in the 90's.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing, solos and leads and clean playing can also be heard briefly on the closing track as well the songs as adding in some first wave touches.
Veneration plays a style of occult black metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism and Luciferian themes.
In my opinion Veneration are a very great sounding old school occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Khazz" and "Infernal Reich". 8 out of 10.