Russia's Temple Of Nihil have returned with a new recording which continues the nihilistic style of black metal from their previous release and this is a review of their 2019 album "Schadenfreude" which was released by Grimm Distribution.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Death metal growls are also added into some parts of the music along with some also adding in a small amount of clean playing and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses a very dark and apocalyptic interlude can also b e heard briefly before returning back to a heavier direction on the remaining tracks and a few tracks also introduce synths, whispered vocals and spoken word parts onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Temple Of Nihil and if you are a fan of nihilistic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Slough" "Snakes In My Skull" and "To Fireburners". 8 out of 10.