Sunday, 3 January 2010
The Dutch have always had a slightly out of left field approach to black metal, usually resulting in some awesome quality bands. Here Xul spits Necrofeast at you... Lo fi as hell on their debut while offering nothing really new thematically other than a plodding pace and random screams of blasphemy. It was their second release, Soulwinds that captures Xul's attention here. Hitting a stride that reminds one a bit of Kataxu at times. heavily synth effected they reached an interesting sound with it, then split up. Guess there's no point in continuing when you know damn well you won't get any better. Soulwinds none the less is an album that stands up on its own merits.
HYMN-SPIRIT OF DEATH