PACT “The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating the Threshold of Night”

PACT “The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating the Threshold of Night“ (Moribund) This is the sophomore full length release of American black metallers Pact. The playing is catchy and tight, bringing to mind US black metal bands like Absu and Von (albeit with far better recording & production). The thing which eventually grew a bit tiresome for me was what I would call the dual possession style vocals. As an accent this would be great for a chorus or part of a track but with each of the 9 songs utilizing this same vocal effect I found myself really enjoying the parts… Continue reading

ALBINO RHINO – “Albino Rhino”

Albino Rhino “Albino Rhino” Inverse Records What better cover for an album from a band like Albino Rhino than a big old moss covered rock!? Heavy old fashioned doom metal is what you’re in for here but unlike a lot of doom metal this doesn’t bore me completely to tears. There is more than enough movement, groove and harkening back to the old days to keep me awake and attentive. Vocals are rough but still rather clean, along the lines of Saint Vitus & Black Sabbath with no real extreme (death) vocals. Said to be recorded live in one take… Continue reading