Portugal's Black Mold have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a punk influenced form of raw black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Inheritance Of Evil" which will be released on cassette in November by Hellprod Records.
A very heavy and punk influenced sound starts off the album along with some angry sounding black metal screams a few seconds later which also gives the music more of a first wave vibe. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. The songs also add in a decent mixture of both 80's and 90's era influences along with the songs also adding a good balance between slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the music also sticking to a heavier musical direction.
On this recording Black Mold remain true to the punk influenced style of black metal that was established on their previous release. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Atavistic Nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Mold and if you are a fan of raw and punk influenced black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ascended Masters" "Long Night" "The Invisible Hand" and "Ghosts In The Mirror". 8 out of 10.