DEATHWINTER
Veneration Ov The Non Cosmic Diabolos
(Nekromantra Records)
59:13min

DEATHWINTER is an Australian Black Metal one man band led by mastermind Scornwraith. “Veneration Ov The Non Cosmic Diabolos” is their sophomore album, released by the Mexican label Nekromantra Records. In this recording, Scornwraith took care of the guitars and vocals with session members Maelstrom on drums and Rancid Flesh on bass. DEATHWNTER falls into the usual early 90s Black Metal mold, so to speak, with lots of tremolo riffing, blast beats and raspy vocals. The production is just as expected. And even though all the instruments have a raw quality to them, the mix is clear and balanced, highlighting the vocals, which is something rare in Black Metal. I mean, usually, the vocals are pushed back a lot. Luckily, this is not the case. Performance wise, everything is what it should be. The guitars cover the high end of the spectrum and the tremolo riffing has a lot of melodic ideas thrown in there. It seems the bass is following the guitar riffs most of the time since it is not that prominent. The drum work is very focused and the intricate drum fills are an interesting touch. Also, the drums have a good natural and organic sound. The shortest song here clocks at 6:40 min. But they don’t feel boring or too long, because there are lots of things happening due to constant variations and a really good structuring. Some of the slow parts are brilliantly placed and they help the already cold atmosphere to develop even more. “Veneration Ov The Non Cosmic Diabolos” is a solid, raw Black Metal album made with conviction. Nothing more, nothing less. You can contact the band here: www.facebook.com/deathwinter-377698762821805. Label contact: escartum33@hotmail.com

Alfonso Perez

Alfonso Perez

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