Growth are a band from France that plays an industrial form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Antichristmas".
Sounds of wind start off the ep along with some Christmas music a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard along with all of the drum beats programmed and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal s creams.
Elements of industrial can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with some choir vocals also being utilized briefly as well as a brief use of deeper vocals, the second track also adds in a brief use of clean playing and touches of synthpop can also be heard at times.
Growth plays a musical style that takes black metal, industrial Christmas music and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the bloody exploitation of the elves and anti Christmas themes.
In my opinion Growth are a very great sounding industrial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Blood Under The Christmas Tree.