Chanid are a band from Poland that plays an old school form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "In Hoc Signo Vinces" which was released by Black Vault Productions.
Sounds of wind, rain and thunder start off the ep along with a brief use of orchestra elements while operatic female vocals can also be heard briefly before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and the music is also heavily rooted in the 90's era.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. 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.
On this recording Chanid takes their old school style of occult black metal into more of a melodic direction but also keeping around the raw aggression. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover continue the story of Lucifer that was introduced on previous releases.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chanid and if you are a fan of melodic and old school occult black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Hoc Signo Vinces" and "Enlightenment". 8 out of 10.