Baxaxaxa are a band from Germany that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 demo "The Old Evil" which will be released in March by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Ritualistic sounding synths which also mix in with the heavier sections of the music at times and winds start off the demo. A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also add in a small amount of dark sounding melodies at times and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the tracks more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Baxaxaxa plays a style of black metal that goes back to the 80's era while also bringing back the evil sounding synths of that decade as well as displaying a great amount of raw energy. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover satanism, occultism, darkness and evil themes.
In my opinion Baxaxaxa are a very great sounding old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Sepulchral Winds Below" and "The Old Evil". 8 out of 10.