Very heavily and firmly planted in the vein of old-school black metal is Blood Tyrant and bubbling up from the murky depths with them is their debut full length Aristocracy of Twilight. There isn’t anything within this release that isn’t black metal and there are no other genres in any song that take away from the raw and natural sound that Blood Tyrant provides. Aristocracy of Twilight is black metal through and through and if it could bleed I’m sure that it would bleed black as well. Each of the seven songs on this record are just as sinister and evil as the last and just after one listen you will be lucky if you haven’t been damned to hell.
After a two minute plus intro Blood Tyrant pile drives you straight into the blackened onslaught. After that there is no turning back as Blood Tyrant punishes you repeatedly with blitzkriegs of blackened fury. One song rolls out right after another and this release really gives you no time at all to breathe or catch your breath throughout. After the intro you end up getting thrust straight into a maelstrom of blistering black metal that doesn’t let up until your soul has been skinned and you have been buried in a shallow grave out in the woods.
Aristocracy of Twilight is a straight shot of black metal that has been tapped right into your veins. This album is an onslaught and seemingly on a mission to damn all of those who oppose it. Aristocracy of Twilight is a vicious and utterly barbaric release that assaults you with venomous serpentine riffs along with gravel filled cries that pierce your ear drums. To make this record even more sinister and monstrous, this album is pretty bare bones and stripped down to provide a raw feel. There is nothing fancy about this release and the production is done just right to give each song as well as the album that much more of a bite.
Not only is it the musicianship and the production that makes Aristocracy of Twilight a deadly release, but the atmosphere that Blood Tyrant provides makes this effort that much more poisonous as well. Blood Tyrant provides you with haunting and chilling sounds in the background of each song that make you feel isolated and completely and utterly abandoned. The atmosphere is subtle and not over powering or in your face every second of every song, but it is there and it will crush your spirit all the same.
Aristocracy of Twilight is an album that is damning, soul stealing, very venomous and overall just a great listen. This is a great debut and is packed with plenty of blasphemous metal to summon Satan to.
Aristocracy of Twilight will be out December 16, 2016 through Iron Bonehead Productions.
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