Winterdemons are a band from Greece that plays a very dark and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2006 album "The Darkest Storm" which was re-issued on cassette by Night Birds Records in the year of 2014.
A very fast, raw and brutal black metal sound starts off the cassette along with a great amount of blast beats and a few seconds later grim yet high pitched screams are added into the music and the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
You can hear a great amount of Nordic black metal influences from the mid 90's in the bands musical style along with some of the riffs being very melodic at times and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of deep death metal growls while the rest of the music remains black metal influenced and some of the songs also bring in a powerful bass guitar sound and while the music is dominated by guitars, bass, and drums you can still heat a natural yet dark atmosphere present in all of the tracks and at times melodic guitar leads can be heard on occasion and the last track is very long and epic in length and also incorporates a small amount of keyboards.
Winterdemons plays a style of black metal that is very dark, raw and old school sounding with a decent amount of atmosphere and unlike most bands from the home country they go more for a Nordic style of this genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, evil, coldness and satanic themes.
In my opinion WInterdemons are a very great sounding dark and raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eternal Sorrow" "Night Of Doom" and "Immortal". 8 out of 10.