Kentucky's Brood In Black have returned with a new ep that goes the music going into more of a raw, satanic and occult mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "DCLXVI" which was released by Blasfemas Records.
Ritualistic sounding synths start off the ep along with some grim sounding black metal screams and drum beats a few seconds later which also takes the music into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be he heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while also mixing in some elements of old school death metal. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and some of the faster sections of the songs also mix in the raw brutality of war metal, dark sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing briefly.
On this recording Brood In Black bring more death metal elements into their raw style of black metal and takes out all of the thrash influences to take the music into a heavier direction. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Demonology, Occultism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Brood In Black and if you are a fan of raw, satanic and occult black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spawn Of The Devil" and "Oath Of Satanic Loyalty". 8 out of 10.