Those who dwell in the underground are aware that some small countries have a nice bunch of new hordes that deserves some attention. This time I would like to introduce you to a couple of elegant neighbours of mine, Ish Kerioth from Belgium.
This power trio consisting of members of Lugubrum and Kosmokrator are dealing with some well-played riff-driven old school Black Metal and although the atmosphere is raw, the sound is clear-ish. The vocals are a bit in the rough rasping shouting with despair category, yet very fitting with the atmosphere Ish Kerioth are aiming for. Enclosing the “Marche funèbre” in the closing track “Akeldama” is a nice touch by the way, it really sounds like it belongs there.
“Under Unclean Wings” is a strong EP and shows the potential of Ish Kerioth. (Ricardo)