Sunday, January 10, 2016

Edenkaiser-Dominum Ex Mortis (2015)

I've never cared much for the new Black metal, the main reason being that is that many BM bands usually put too much on the symphonic part and very little on the metal side, making the band sound almost like cheesy classical music with blackish vocals. As much as I love classic Black metal (like Bathory, Mayhem, Darkthrone or Immortal), I'm not really found of new bands joining black metal - which is supposed to be raw and EXTREME. However, Edenkaiser from Spain is different. This is quite enjoyable, a very raw form of raw black metal. The production is, obviously, raw, which is probably why this album sounds so fkn amazing. It has a very special atmosphere, with the rawness of the guitars, drums and the insane voice of Sara Garcia, in a surprisingly listeneable cacophony. Pure black metal screeching. No clean vocals in here, only plain cruel and grim grunts and screams. The lyrics are malevolent.
Resuming: raw sounding and powerful guitars, killer drumming, and a brutal good singer make "Dominum Ex Mortis" one of the best and most metallic albums of 2015. I would pretty much recommend this album to anyone which would like to get into black metal, but don't know where to start. This might be a good starting point. Now if I were to write my favorite tracks, I'd probably have the whole album in there.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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