Dutch purveyors of filth Wrok are back with another full-length of decadent Black Metal that will push you over the edge once more.
‘De Dood Roept’ (Dutch for ‘Death calls’) offers 45 minutes of raw, to the core, nightmarish Black Metal that takes cues from ancient hordes like Bestial Summoning, Samael and Barathrum and transforms those influences into their own brand of twisted, cult Black Metal.
The nine tracks are characterized by primitive tempos and buzzlike riffs so disgusting that it will make your local priest possessed and barf black. Azaghus’ sinister howls complement the evil riffs and ritualistic drumming, creating an atmosphere that effectively conveys a mood of hopelessness. The drums have a nice and crisp sound that gives the music a rehearsal-like quality.
Furthermore, the bass contributes to the unholy sound, and blends in seamlessly with everything else. This bears similarities to early Barathrum, where the bass is very noticeable and gives the music a menacing edge.
Wrok probably won’t appeal to those who favour more accessible Metal, but if you like pure Black Metal that perfectly encapsulates the genre, check it out.