Dark Desolation

I’ve gotten review requests from bands all across the country and as far-reaching as the United Kingdom, but here is a band from the last place I’d expect: Bangalore, India. What’s strange is that the band are a black metal band and India is probably the last place I’d expect to find a black metal band. What’s even stranger is that the band are really really good. I’m not the biggest black metal fan and by no means an authority on the sub genre, but I do listen to a few different bands in that genre and am fairly familiar with what is considered good and bad black metal and this is definitely some good, genuine, black metal.

Having only been around since 2010, the band have made quick work in making some solid and extremely dark tunes. Their debut demo album, Blasphemous Pestilence, is available via their record label, Salute Records. The demo album contains five original tracks including a Dark Funeral cover. It’s very rough and raw and very heavy and extreme. They’ve already gotten some attention from fairly sizable magazines and webzines alike and are continuing to try to push black metal’s boundaries and carve themselves a place in black metal history.

Again, I’m not the biggest black metal fan around, but I think this band is fantastic. They really believe in what they do, they are very good at what they do, and they deserve to be recognized as possibly the next big band in black metal. Definitely keep you eyes and ears on this band and go buy a copy of the album if you like it. I’ll bet Satan’s got it turned up to 11 right now.

Luke Helker


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