Ghazghkull/Signs Of Hate/Morbid Shrine Productions/2015 Demo Compilation Review
Nature sounds and atmospheric synths start off the compilation and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats along with some grim screams a few seconds later and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the music is rooted in the 90’s second wave style and you can also hear synths in the background at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and distorted fashion and one of the tracks brings in a brief use of spoken word parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while a later track brings in melodic Gregorian chants that also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling as well as a brief use of acoustic guitars while the main focus remains more on a raw style of black metal.
Ghazghkull played a style of black metal that was very raw and misanthropic taking the 90’s style into the early 21st century and also had an atmospheric style at times which was very common for the Iberian bands of the mid 90’s, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover misanthropy, darkness and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Ghazghkull where a very great sounding raw and misanthropic solo black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE «Avatar Of Darkness» «Witness Of Nocturnal Silence» and «The End Of The Human Race». 8 out of 10.