Norway's 1349 have returned with a new recording which shows them continuing their trademark Norwegian black metal sound and this is a review of their 2014 album "Cauldron Of Chaos" which was released by Indie Recordings.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some natural noises before going into more of a fast black metal direction along with some blast beats and grim screams and the guitar riffing also has some technical elements and more of a modern Norwegian sound to them and at times whispers and spoken word parts can be heard in the background.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording as well as a touch of death and thrash metal being added into their musical style and after awhile melodies are added into the music along with a small amount of guitar leads which also utilize a great amount of talent and skill in the way that they are structured.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music on this recording is more of a return to their roots type of sound and has a lot more aggression than their last 2 albums and later on during the album they bring in a very old school and raw style of black metal on a couple of their tracks which goes back to their very early material
1349 creates some of their heaviest material in years on this recording and they bring back a lot of aggression that has not been heard from them in years, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and armageddon themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from 1349 and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Slaves" "Golem" and "Godslayer". 8 out of 10.