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Poland over the years has become the hub for quality death metal which often features influences from black metal. Heretique is no exception to that rule and with ‘De Non Existentia Dei’, the audience get blackened death metal that does not hesitate to show off a few frills. The take on the style is quite modern and the band manages to maintain a level of dark intensity throughout the record. This combination makes the album a highly enjoyable affair and one that does not compromise on any of the core black metal or death metal values to achieve that enjoyability.

Heretique

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The beauty about music is that there is always a band that pave new paths in styles that people generally assume, has no more avenues for innovation. Atrament from USA do just that with their debut ‘Eternal Downfall’ and the style they choose is d-beat punk. This is a type of music that is generally thought to be monotonous, owing to the consistency in rhythm. However, Atrament take it upon themselves to make d-beat sound fresh again and with their venomous combination of black metal and death metal riffs, the band makes the listener forget limitations posed by sub genres. Within a span of 30 odd minutes, Atrament pack more than enough riffs that compete with each other to be the most scathing.

Atrament Eternal Downfall

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