Antediluvian are a band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a dissonant mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "The Divine Punishment" which will be released in September by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some harsh noises and demonic spoken word parts a few seconds later before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of war metal elements and blast beats can be heard while the vocals also add in a mixture of bestial growls and black metal screams. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very chaotic style along with some dissonant structures also being added into some of the riffing.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some songs also adding in a small amount of clean playing. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing as well as the music also having its ritualistic moments.
Melodic chants can also be heard briefly and on some tracks the music also goes into more of an experimental direction and also adds in some synths, samples and violins. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of raw feeling as well as some whispered vocals also being added at times. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover sex magick, numerology, Occultism, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Chaos and Prehistoric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Antediluvian and if you are a fan of ritualistic, experimental, dissonant, war, black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obscene Pornography Manifests In The Divine Universal Consciousness" "Guardians Of The Liminal" "Temple Prostitute" and "Winged Ascent Unto The Twelve Runed Solar Anus". 8/5 out of 10.