I’ve read in some news articles that “Diabolica” is recommended for fans of Bolt Thrower, Vomitory and Dissection…please, don’t be fooled by this, especially when you expect to hear something like “Cenotaph” or “Night’s Blood”.
Haiduk can be categorized as Death/Black Metal, but with the mechanical sound (enhanced by the drums and guitars) and dark atmosphere it also has a slight touch of the industrial genre. Most songs are not touching the 3 minute mark and don’t expect a lot of lyrics either (although the low vocals fit in well), with “Diabolica” it is all about the hypnotic and mostly fast riffs in many variations.
This results in an album that is both straightforward and unconventional, so give it a listen first before buying. (Ricardo)