Lately it seems like I’ve been writing more and more about about music that requires descriptors like ‘nuanced’ or ‘complex.’ As much as I enjoy a challenging listen, though, I still thoroughly appreciate some good 90s-inspired blackness – the kind of albums that whose main objectives are to scar my soul and knock my dick into the dirt.
To that end, meet “Nekroritual Black Doom Metal” adepts Hell’s Coronation. The Polish duo’s sophomore EP Unholy Blades of the DeviI, which we’re hellishly pleased to be streaming in full today here at the Vault, is exactly that sort of album. In fact, the song titles pretty much tell the entire story here – Unholy Blades of the DeviI is a near 30-minute descent into the depths of unspeakable evil, a Luciferian wind blown from the north. It’s slow, Satanic, and reeking of sulphur. It feeds that same unhallowed black blame as many of the old-school Norwegian and Swedish greats. I also guaran-goddamn-tee you that it’s the best think you’s going to hear today.
When asked for a few words about the EP, the band responded:
Coexistence of two foul souls – Zepar and Coffincrusher – gave birth in
her abomination to Hell`s Coronation, to let the dead light brew in the boiler. The first ritual was EP Antichristian Devotion, now it`s time for the second ritual – EP Unholy Blades Of The Devil. It is a continuation of a primitive and obscure Black Metal vision, firmly rooted in the 90`s. These are sounds full of mold and hellish mustiness, charged with hatred for everything that is holy, kept at a slow pace, to run slowly like thick goat sperm. It is magma from the dark abyss of swamps. This is another step in building our Temple Of Wickedness.
Unholy Blades of the Devil will be available on March 13 via Godz ov War (cassette) and Black Death Production/Under the Sign of Garazel Productions (CD). Until then, hit play and enter their Temple of Wickedness below.