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A bizarre black metal experience that leaves me confused
The vocals are terrible and are really hard to hear in the mix. Musically the album is pretty solid with some tremolo picking, classic bm riffs and some very atmospheric elements. The songs tend to ramble on a bit and lack a defined direction. Without the cohesion of well written songs and the issues with the mixing for the vocals, this one is a tough one to get through but with some polished production, I think this band will have the kind of black metal that will get fans salivating.
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