With the culmination of a remastered version of the debut demo as well as two bonus tracks comes Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe, a five track blackened assault. Wendigo’s overall sound seems to have been brewed in nothing but pure blackened essence and utter malevolence as they bring forth a gnarled and soul peeling sound. These Canadian blasphemers are vicious and venomous in their attack as they ladle their brand of blackened metal upon you in heaping sickening doses. From the very first track and from the very first note Wendigo you realize that you are in for an abyssal blackened treat that tears at your ear drums.
Through Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe, you are presented with five tracks that are bleedingly raw, uncompromising, dissonant and damning. Wendigo discharge their first spell of malignancy on to you with Degenerescence and from then on you become confronted with nothing but blasting black metal. From track one to track five, Wendigo gift you with ever skin blistering and blood draining tunes never relenting until you have been properly laid to rest.
Each of the five tracks on this release are dark, twisting masses of sonic poison that rattle their way in to your brain. Never once does Wendigo relent to give you any time at all to catch your breath and take a break from the all out punishing assault that they dish out from track to track. Once one track ends the next begins providing you with a hellish listen charged with the utmost disregard for life and the purest of malevolence.
With Hymnes D’Outre Tombe, Wendigo bring to you over twenty minutes of solid, well executed cyclonic black metal that you are surely not to forget. Even though Wendigo hasn’t been the most active of bands over the past decade, this offering show cases why they are a powerful blackened force to be reckoned with. There is nothing on this release but uncompromising black metal that is oh so devilishly crafted to infect your mind and poison your soul, and really what more could you ask for?