Khar Sulde are a band from an unknown location that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Black Banners Of Cosmic War" which will be released on cassette on July 31st by Crown and Throne Ltd..
A very fast raw and lo-fi sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with all of the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave era and the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded and released 25 years ago.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the riffing is done on power chords. When guitar leads are finally utilized they are also done in a very dark, melodic and old school style and the whole album also sticks to a heavier musical direction.
Khar Sulde plays a style of black metal that is very raw, power chord driven and old school in the 90's second wave tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover wars of Europe ancient and modern along with some references to religion and pagan gods.
In my opinion Khar Sulde are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "C-123's Spraying Agent Orange Using the Call Sign Hades""4th Armored Division Encounters A Steppe Daemon While Liberating Ohrdruf" and "Siege Of Przemsl (A Crumbling Fortress Slowly Disappears Into A Black Hole".8out of 10.