The Holy Flesh is a solo project from the United Kingdom that plays a very dissonant and psychedelic form of occult black metal with some elements of post rock and this is a review of his 2020 demo "Emissary & Vessel" which will be released on cassette in March by Caligari Records.
Clean playing starts off the demo before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are mostly angry yet grim sounding black metal screams. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Psychedelic elements can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffing also adds in a good amount of dissonant structures. Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some clean playing also making a return on some of the later songs, elements of post rock can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction, whispered vocals can also be heard briefly.
The Holy Flesh plays a style of occult black metal that is very psychedelic and dissonant sounding as well as mixing in some elements of post rock to create a sound of his own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion The Holy Flesh are a very great sounding psychedelic and dissonant occult black metal solo project with some elements of post rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Emissary II" "Vessel II" and "Vessel IV". 8 out of 10.