MALAKHIM - Theion TAPE
First full-length from this Swedish Black Metal band released on pro-printed cassette. LP and CD previously released by Iron Bonehead.
Those who like the creepy malevolence of Denouncement Pyre will quickly become friends with "There Is a Beacon", the opener of "Theion". Malakhim create a great mixture of an ominous depth and powerful metal riffs. It's not one of those stereotypical openings where the listener is immediately beaten senseless by the protagonists, only to shift down a gear afterwards. Instead, there are sublime riffs, intense tempo changes and an accusatory yet raw, powerful voice to be heard. Greatness meets meanness and the result sounds wonderful.