Malamorte – Devilish Illusions
“Devilish Illusions” is the newest and debut CD by Malamorte, which is more in the vein of raw, old school black metal made popular by the likes of Venom, early Sodom, Bathory and Darkthrone.
The ten choice cuts of Satan’s bloody hymns here makes for a very devilish listening experience, which is 100% evil down to the last note played. The vocals are more in the high raspy vein, at times reminding of a strange mixture of Venom, Sodom and Darkthrone. The 37 minutes worth of music here is not going to create huge waves in the black metal underground scene, but it will surely numb your mind with it’s heinous, sadistic and very evil-trotting black metal hell.
The songs on this album are mid-paced, and nothing that’ll blow you away with blistering speeds and unrelenting brutality. “Devilish Illusions” rubs its misery-driven guitar rhythms, skull pounding drum arrangements, and ungod-like vocals deep within your inner most being. Again, there is nothing special about this band, as it’s just evil-buzzing black metal inspired by the good old days of black metal.
The sound and production on the ten songs found here are pretty good, as everything can be heard clearly, and definitely creates a mood of total self-destruction and pure hell. Murdher/Satanath Records. Sarjoo Devani