Ego are a duo from Alaska that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Predation" which will be released on December, 25th by Lycaean Triune.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep while also adding in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a technical and chaotic style at times and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals also add in a very deep yet angry style at times. The songs also add in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences along with a couple of tracks also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts, clean playing and goat sounds can also be heard briefly.
Ego plays a style of black metal that is very raw and modern sounding as well as demonstrating a great amount of talent and skill. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Ego are a very great sounding raw and modern black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Look For Sheep" and "Gouging Out the Third Eye". 8 out of 10.