A truly different sort of metal that is equally engaging and creepy
Trepaningsritualen was wholly unfamiliar to me before now but after listening to 'Kainskult', I am definitely going to go back and listen to some of the older material. Defined by Thomas Ekelund, the sole force behind TPR, as "Industrial Death" that is exactly what TPR provides. You get these incredibly heavy industrial songs that have underlying grit and heaviness to them that is then combined with Ekelund's distinct vocal performance. Using growls, grunts and chants, Ekelund provides some added creepiness to some already eerie sounding tracks. "Death and Ecstasy", the opening track of the album, is all you need to listen to in order to glean what is in store for you. It is equally creepy and fascinating in the same breath. If you are looking for something off the beaten metal path and don't mind devoting some time to listening to an album, 'Kainskult' is worth a try.