BASILISK | END OF CATASTROPHE [JAPANESE BLACK/DEATH METAL] REVIEW BY LUKE HAYHURST

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I was quite shocked when the latest package from Weird Truth Productions turned up!! What do you mean it’s not a doom album??

Happily however it is Japanese black/death merchants Basilisk and their debut full length album “End of Catastrophe”. Opening with one of the deadliest, most horror inspired intro you are likely to hear in a good long while, Basilisk then batter their way into this record with savage riffs and drumming in the form of “In Most Septile”. Soon the deep throated growling vocals arrive and all is dark and murky as it should be. My one complaint is that in places Basilisk try to be a little over-technical with their play, almost as if they are trying too fit too much in. Still… you can’t have everything can you?

What Basilisk do well though is of a far more numerous nature. At the top of the list is  a fast brutal sounding death influences black metal, the second would have to be the  vast and intense bleak atmosphere they create with their furious melodies and blackened vibes!

It certainly isn’t perfect and there are parts that needs refining but this is a savage little offering from the land of the rising sun!

[7/10]

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