Slagmark are an international duo with members from Finland and Germany that has had music reviewed before in this zine and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Radical Malice" which will be released in October by Purity Through Fire.
A very fast and r aw sound starts off the demo along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's era as well as adding in a touch of the classic Finnish style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the music also sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released more than 20 years ago. All of the riffing is also done on power chords along with the whole demo also sticking to a heavier musical direction.
On this recording Slagmark remains true to the raw and old school style of black metal that was established on tier previous release. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and hatred themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Slagmark and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Behold The Raging Darkness" and "Hate Redemption". 8 out of 10.