Dark clouds are
packing together above my house when I am listening to the new
Unlight release. The blaspheme
lyrics are not exactly my thing, but there is nothing wrong with the
Fortunately they don't play a kind of
Darkthrone style, but they come with a well produced black/death
album with lots of thrash influences.
The title track
kicks of with a lot of anger, thrashing riffs and double bass. The vocals are as
you can expect from a black metal combo. Lots of times the band
Immortal enters my mind.
"The Passing of the Black Storms" is a song with strong thrashy parts and nice
melodic guitar harmonies. The faster parts and the screaming vocals give it a
black metal vibe, but thrash fans will dig this too. Again you get the idea
that this is a song done by Immortal.
Most of the
time the band rages on at full speed, but with "Carnal Baptism" they push a
little on the brakes. I like the speedy songs better. With "Dancing Upon the
Bones Of a Na´ve Perception" they continue on high head banging speed
it does at times remind me of Dimmu
Borgir and the riff in "Mendacious Messiah" has
Slayer written all over it.
album from Unlight makes them one of the best German black
alliances. With their combination of old school thrash and death parts, provided
with black metal screams and some melody, they deliver quite a performance. Fans
of Immortal and
Dimmu Borgir won't be disappointed. Those black metal fans who think real black metal should
sound as if it's been recorded at home in the pigs shit hole can skip this one.
Thumbs up for Massacre records for not adding voice-overs!