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Malakhim – II [EP]

malakhim – ii [ep]

I already discussed the first outcome of this Swedish devilworshipping Black <etal entity called Malakhim. This „messengers“ are spreading words of darkness and luciferian fire, all packed in a beautiful 90s Black Metal with a sense of melody like Dissection or Watain did before them. The atmosphere is dark with a gloomy light that shines and reveals secrets to those who listen good enough.

The fast skank beats are there as well as straight up tempo rock beats, double bass artillery and cool fills as well as cymbal work. The guitars and basstracks are powerful while the riffs and leads are typical Black Metal, giving it a hymn like character. The vocals remind me sometimes of a lower sounding Nödtveidt version, mixed up with Tompa from the Grotesque era. The last song has also a certain riff-moment  in it and is pure gold as a whole. To me it`s another excellent manifestation of 90s black metal transferred into the new millennium with an adequate production without losing the feeling that this sound needs. Enjoy the ride and be sworn to satan`s fire. (DPF)