Wednesday, October 7, 2015

free EP of black metal: Scáth Na Déithe

by MMB
Scáth Na Déithe
Free EP of black metal from Ireland; free when last checked on October 7th, 2015.
Even though there is not much information about this project on its Facebook page nor on Metal Archives, for supporters of black metal looking to hear a new band this music could be very enjoyable. It's black metal, but more needs to be said about it. The music sometimes goes at a blasting speed, but that's not the only vibe. Another vibe is a massive black metal heaviness played at doom-ish tempos. In my opinion, this is not doom per se, but it does incorporate melancholy and melody in a good way. The tremolo guitar work sounds very good in the context of the doom atmosphere and heaviness. Also, when I say doom, I do not mean super slow sloth slug lazy chord plucking. It means simply midtempo vibes. Anyway, if you are ready for black metal with a doom twist, with melancholy, look into this music.
"The Horrors of Old" by Scáth Na Déithe (October 1st, 2015)
1.Their Warning 01:43
2.The Savage Hunger of the Dead 10:01
3.Within These Walls They Wait for Death 01:12
4.An Sluagh 11:01
total time 23:57
The band is:
Stephen Todd: drums
Cathal Hughes: vocals, guitar, bass, synth

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