Alberta, Canada's Black Pestilence have returned with a new recording which continues the punk and noise influenced style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2020 "Hail The Flesh" which will be released in May.
A very heavy yet punk influenced sound starts off the album along with some grim black emtal screams a few seconds later. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style while a small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing. Back up shouts are also added into some parts of the music along with some elements of noise also being added into certain sections of the recording.
Throughout the album you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some demonic growls also being utilized at times and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Satanism and Social Issues themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Pestilence and if you are a fan of raw black metal with elements of punk and noise, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hail The Flesh" "True To The Dark" "Frauds To The Throne" and "Ephemeral". 8 out of 10.