Pesttanz are an international band with members from Argentina and Mexico that plays a pagan form of national socialist black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Silence Of The Winter Night" which was released by Barbatos Productions.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album along with some programmed beats and grim spoken word parts a few seconds later that also evolve into black metal screams. Water sounds can also be heard briefly along with the synths also mixing in with the heavier sections of the songs at times which also gives the tracks more of an epic atmospheric.
The music also brings in a decent amount of 90's era European influences while melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. Nature sounds can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with one of the tracks also being very long and epic in length as well as one track also adding in more normal sounding spoken word parts.
One of the tracks is an an instrumental and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as showing an influence of the classic Polish era. When guitar solos and leads are finally utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and the main focus is mostly on either a slow or mid tempo direction, clean playing is also added on the closing track. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover National Socialism, Paganism and Nature themes.
In my opinion Pesttanz are a very great sounding national socialist pagan black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sunset In The Mountains" "The Runes Of War Part III: A Poem Of the Modern War" and "The Red Waters Of Death". 8/5 out of 10.