Hark From The Tomb are a duo from Sweden that plays a very raw, melodic and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Let Them Die" which will be released in September.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave era while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic Swedish style. At times the music also captures a lo-fi atmosphere along with a couple of tracks also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction.
Hark From the Tomb plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and old school in the 90's Swedish tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the inability of humans to evolve intellectually.
In my opinion Hark From the Tomb are a very great sounding raw, melodic and old school Swedish black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bring Forth Armageddon" "No Longer Human" "Plague, War, Death" and "FInal Prayer". 8 out of 10.