This is a review of an earlier ep from Australia's Temple Nightside which also showed their early ritualistic and occult mixture of black and death metal and the ep was originally released in 2011 and called "Prophecies Of Malevolence" with the re-issue coming out in May on cd by Nuclear Winter Records.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the ep before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also adds in a great amount of tremolo picking, blast beats and war metal elements. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the vocals also add in a great amount of bestial growls.
The songs also mix in a lot of 90's influences while the slower sections of the songs also show an influence of doom/death metal. Black metal screams are also utilized at times along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the ritualistic sounds also being mixed in with the heavier sections at times.
Melodic chants and throat singing can also be heard on a few tracks and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet chaotic style along with most of the songs having an interlude in between them, synths can also be heard in some parts of the recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Necromancy, Death and Mysticism themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from temple nightside and if you are a fan of ritualistic and occult black and death metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Incipit -Relinquished" "Doctrine Of Earthly Balance" and "Somnambulant Of The Void". 8 out of 10.