Pure are a solo project from Switzerland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Seeds Of Despair" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams as well as most of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also shows roots in the 90's and 2000's era without sounding outdated. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with a couple of the tracks also introducing clean playing and acoustic guitars onto the album.
Clean vocals can also be heard briefly along with the music also adding in some depressive elements at times as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them, as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover pain, darkness and desturction themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pure and if you are a fan of raw and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Speak In Silence" and "Seeds of Despair". 8 out of 10.