Horncrowned are a band from Columbia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very fast, raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Rex Exterminii(The Hand Of The Opposer)" which will be released in November by Ketzer Records.
A very dark, evil and ritualistic sound starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. The guitar leads also add in a great amount of melody while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a lot of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Growls can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction.
On this recording Horncrowned remains true to the fast and raw style of black metal that they had established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Horncrowned and if you are a fan of fast, raw and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Second Death" "Incedium" "Confrontation" and "Crushing the Anointed One". 8 out of 10.