[schema type=”review” name=”Djevelkult – Når Avgrunnen Åpnes” description=”Label: Saturnal Records” author=”Basak Günel” pubdate=”2018-05-25″ ]
Djevelkult is a black metal band hailing from Norway. They were formed in 2009 and released their first full-length in 2014. 4 years have passed and the band is back with a new release called “Når Avgrunnen Åpnes” which is out this month via Saturnal Records.
Norwegian? Check. Black metal? Check. I guess this should generally explain how the album sounds like. Melodies full of darkness and blasphemy, bombastic drumming and raw vocals depicting the chaos very well. From the beginning to the end, there is no atmosphere but just the straightforward, slap-to-your-face approach. The band delivers us what they believe in and play no tricks. Productionwise, the sound is raw but we also get to hear each element – from the bass to the guitars- one by one very well. So, overall the album is very well-composed and well-produced. One doesn’t need anything more in a record like this.
One could argue whether this release is outstanding or introduces something completely new to the BM scene but it is definitely one of the good releases when we consider the new BM releases representing 1st-2nd wave of Norwegian BM. If you especially like your BM raw, dark and straightforward, you won’t need time or a few spins to get into this record. It will haunt you from the first song and first listen. Get it!
Dødsherre Xarim – vocals, guitars
Ond – drums
Beleth – guitars
Skabb – bass
1. Atomic Holocaust