Blackdeath – Phobos (CD)
Blackdeath always had their own unique style and for that reason, remained a hidden gem in the underground. Over the years, their music evolved and new album ‘Phobos’ is more or less a continuation of the style on ‘Katharsis’. So a more and more avantgarde kind of songwriting compared to the old material, yet they are in no way more accessible or less devoted to Satan. Even though the production of the album is better than ever, don’t expect an overpolished, empty sound. The typical possessed vocal style and strange rhythms and melodies will cause nausea, visions of death and possession of Satan. For almost 20 years, Blackdeath remains to carry the banner of true black metal and stays a typical love it or hate band. Only for the devoted.