Steeped in malevolence ever quickening darkness, one man band Haiduk returns this year with Exomancer. Joining the forces of malignant death and ever soul ripping blackened death metal, Haiduk creates a punishing and overall ripping sound that does its best to tear in to your flesh. With ten tracks to its name, Exomancer sports a short run time of only thirty minutes, but within those thirty minutes you are treated to cosmic horror and terror in a pure and straight forward sonic barrage. Each of the ten tracks that are present here are razor sharp and cutting as they provide you with scythe like riffs, ever blasting drumming, occasional demonic growls that appear from the abyss and an overall sinister atmosphere.
The never ending sonic assault begins immediately as Haiduk rips straight in to their opener, assaulting you from all sides with rapid fire drumming and technical and sharp riffs. The opening track Death Portent serves you up a nice dish of sonic malevolence, setting you up for what is left to come. If the opener was a flesh tearing blackened assault you can expect the remaining nine tracks to be as well, and that they are. Each track that follows settles in line with what Death Portent had to offer, and that is straight forward skull sanding blackened death that aims to contort your neck.
These tracks are wicked as they are summoned from darkness and brewed in ever soul lashing malevolence. Each of the ten tracks here that are summoned up from the depths are just as potent and venomous as you would wish as they provide you with nothing but blistering metal. However, as rib spreading as these tracks are they are just as atmospheric. Haiduk does a great job of incorporating a sinister underlying atmosphere within each track as well making each offering even more fiendish and consuming.
Exomancer is an overall solid listen as you are provided with ten offerings that are as you would expect from a blackened death release. Each track is potent, venomous, steeped in a malicious atmosphere and as shredding as you would imagine. Through and through this is a well done release that will please the ears of black metal and death metal fans alike.
Exomancer will be released October 17, 2018.
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