Coffin Breath - The Tenebrous Mist
Crawling out from the underground, comes a grimy and heavy album. Seeping with the hatred and disgust of humanity comes Coffin Breath a death/doom metal band providing us with their first demo release, The Tenebrous Mist. A disgustingly slow and heavy release, truly making its ugly mark known.
The deep bestial and guttural vocals and the mysterious nature of the band makes me wonder what sorta creature from hell they decided to conjure up to perform for them. Because honestly, it sound almost inhuman when listening to it. When paired with the instrumentation it just makes for an incredibly evil and devastating demo. Not often I get goosebumps when listening to music, but this one truly does it. Strong demo and really looking forward to what ever filth these guys put out next.
Смола — Demo 3
The instrumentation is the forefront of this demo and there isn't really much to complain about it at all. Every part is played solidly, even the last track, a seventeen long minute cover of one of Burzum's ambient tracks off of Filosofem, the all but famous Rundgag um die transzendentale Saule der Singularitat. But all in all its a solid release, very unique and fun. Highly recommend this one.
Distant Fear - A Reminder of DeathI was surprised by this one for sure. The second release for this New Zealand black metal band, its a dark and twisted album, with hellish and chaotic riffs and bony drums with a very raw and unfiltered production style. Its heavily atmospheric with twisted synths chiming in the background adding onto the unforgiving wall of sound the guitars make. Typically when ever I jump into demos, I go head first, just going off of what ever the cover is and giving it a shot from there. And honestly the cover truly adds to the atmosphere of the demo. Like a eternal cosmic horror is being summoned simply by listening to it.
The vocals are viscous and harsh, spitting out its message of death and when coupled with the instruments it blends quite well into the massive wall of sound. The chaos just another layer of atmosphere to it all. This is a truly killer release, very much give this one a recommend as well.