IDOL OF FEAR – All Sights Affixed, Ablaze (CD)
Idol Of Fear is sure to blind you with their depressive black metal and mentally torment your inner spirit, all the while you’re reminded of your dark past. The guys in Idol of Fear play a tripped out and weird style of depressive black metal, more akin to the likes of The Chasm, Nachymystium and Swedish stalwarts Shining. They’ve plenty of guitar harmonies within their songs here, backed up by basic rhythms and a drum section that’s nothing out of the ordinary.
This group is good at what they do, but again, there is something about Idol Of Fear I do not care for, for me it is their music, done well, but nothing tastefully executed. “All Sights Affixed, Ablaze” is a well-produced album and definitely brings forth the band’s playing to the point where you can feel their ungodly misery and torture.
If you are looking for black metal that could be loosely interpreted as black metal, and possibly could have many twisted nuances and atmospheres within the music, then you should check out Idol of Fear, but do not expect anything new and refreshingly out of this world with this release, as it has been done numerous times in the past. [Self-Released] Sarjoo Devani