Blackened Death that has its highs and lows but is still a rather enjoyable ride
Azziard's 'Metempsychose' is a record that goes up and down like a children's roller coaster, not many curves or loops or surprises. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing as I found myself enjoying this album quite a bit after several playthroughs. The band clearly know their black metal and play it very well, with lots of aggression and frostiness.The vocals are a mixture of blackened screams with death growls and grunts that are a little low in the mix for my taste. You get a solid mixture of tempos ranging from slow to incredibly fast as well as some choral chants sprinkled in. Definitely worth a listen if you're a fan of the genre.