DEMONIC SLAUGHTER – Haunted (CD)
Poland’s cold, grim and anti-humanity black metal stalwarts Demonic Slaughter is bound to take over your soul and leave your empty shell in the dust.
“Haunted” is a very freezing and eerie release with its darkened atmospherics, funeral type of vibe throughout the album. However, musically, it is depressive and just tears a wide hole through your emotional state of being, leaving you mentally tormented and wasted.
These guys bring to mind the early days of Mayhem, Darkthrone, Satyricon, Emperor and even Enslaved. All of these bands are represented well within Demonic Slaughter’s all encompassing black aura of self-destruction and preservation. The blackened vibe this album puts out is beyond comprehension, as it makes you wallow in your own bloody hell.
Imagine being trapped in the forest of infinite mazes and death’s door at your every step, this is what Demonic Slaughter sounds like – very, very suicidal. This is a great soundtrack to ending your life to, should you wish to self-immolate.
This album of nine bone chilling tracks is not for everyone, and definitely requires a strong-willed listener due to the album’s many tripped out nuances and negative sounds.
The vocals are not your typical black metal raspy screams, but more of a vocalized, brooding of loathing and inner turmoil.
Check it out and let the blackened caverns of death succumb your spirit in torture. [Pagan Records] Sarjoo Devani