Someone who says that Canadians are nice all the time probably hasn’t heard Haiduk. Haiduk is a one man band that hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Demonicon is his newest sacrifice. Demonicon offers nine tracks of blazing black hell fire metal. Mixed in with all of this darkness is some scorching death metal but that death metal tinge takes a bit of a back seat to the blackened goodness that you become hit square in the chest with.
The opener Syth is as close as you will end up getting to a serene and almost calm, atmospheric vibe upon listening to Demonicon. Right after Syth the album begins to roll and sooner rather than later it becomes unstoppable and completely unstable.
As black as you like your black metal and as dark as you would wish it to be, Haiduk answers every call. In the blink of an eye the album rips you apart and mutilates your entire being, ravaging your psyche and turning you from a good hard working samaritan into a life loathing goat sacrificing heathen.
Demonicon is essentially the only title you really need to read in order to understand what Haiduk and the album is all about. Every sound, every riff, every rhythm is entirely covered is sulphuric and molten darkness. Unlike the Necronomicon which is used to raise the dead, Demonicon is used to raise evil from the depths of hell and set the world ablaze and eradicate all life.
Every song lashes out at you, hooking you with its cold clawed hand. Dragging you into the depths of hell, Demonicon tortures you slowly from the inside out. The music is bone chilling, aggressive, and pummels you within a centimeter of your life. Through and through, there is nothing present on this album that can’t be said it was created with a visceral hatred.
Through crafty spell binding riffs Demonicon conjures its own evil summoning creatures from the farthest reaches of the earth. Each riff emits a poisonous fog suffocating you and boiling your lungs as the drums crash down upon you as the heavy weight of pure madness shrouds you in utter bleakness and the bass rumbles along like rolling thunder. On top of the precise musicianship are truly sinister roars that make you believe that a man could not have possibly emitted such sounds.
Haiduk and his new release Demonicon are destroyers of hope and the bringers of darkness. And if you like ever darkening skies and a complete shattered sense of reality only to have Satan come from the depths of hell to rule the world, then Haiduk is the band for you.