KAFIRUN - The Seed, The Serpent, The Scythe - Reviewed By Corban Skipwith for Asphyxium Zine! Check it out here at this link: https://aeafanzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/singlevideo-review-kafirun-seed-serpent.html
What’s going on everyone, I’m back with another singles review! The Seed, The Serpent, The Scythe by KAFIRUN! This is the latest 2021 single by the band and do they kick things off with a BANG! What we have here is a combination of classic Norwegian Style Black Metal combined with elements of hint of Death Metal blaring through those headphones! What I love about this track is that it features those classic symphonic elements that come with the territory of classic Black Metal with those long drawn out strings in the background, accompanied by that Death Metal flavour of bombastic Drum Patterns and Guitar work! Also this track is just over 6 minutes long but really doesn’t feel it! It breezes through so quickly because of how well put together the production, instrumentation and overall synchronization are! I also love how throughout the song you’ll get these melodic mini solos to transition to the next leg of the song (Next Verse etc) and I love it because most bands would feel the need to add something extremely technical or over the top just to compensate for the lack of vocals but here they ‘Glide’ you over track instead of hurting your head with something too complex and unnecessary for a simple transition! This is definitely a MUST for any fans of both Black and Death metal as it presents the best of both worlds! Don’t miss out and go support them today! – Corban Skipwith
The dank caverns of black metal are populated with plenty of bands obsessed with both the darkness of life and the evil side of religion. But only a few of those bands back up their music with consistency and realism. Kafirun are one of those bands. Their dizzying brand of black metal is meant to draw the listener into hypnotic submission, so their mind can be opened and their will corrupted. - Bandcamp Daily
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Kafirun falls under the Black Metal genre. Not in the pure/raw BM sense though. More in the sound of Blackened Death, Dissonant, Occult, Aggressive BM. The band was established in 2014. They are located in Vancouver BC Canada. They have released material via labels from Italy, Germany, Australia, Poland, US and Israel.
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The Seed, The Serpent, The Scythe is the twisting, dissonant, aggressive, and high-tempo black metal assault that we have come to expect from Kafirun, but their music has never felt this full of rage before. If the rest of the new album is comparable to this track, then 2021 just became a lot more interesting!
2017 - Eschaton Full-length
This is a high-speed, high-energy, and thoroughly dissonant descent into madness, though moments of beauty are scattered throughout. Vocals are tortured. Instrumental proficiency is stunning. Songwriting is insectoid, like that of Lorn’s Arrayed Claws. Amazing.
2016 - The Worship and Glorification of Holy Death - Compilation release
2021 - The Seed, The Serpent, The Scythe - Single
2020 - Eschaton - Cassette Release via Dybukk Rec.
2019 - Eschaton - Vinyl Release via Clavis Secretorvm Rec.
2017 - Eschaton - CD Release via Seance Rec.
2016 - The Worship and Glorification of Holy Death - Compilation CD via Mara Rec.
2016 - Kafirun/Transilvania Split 7" Vinyl via Destruktion Rec.
2015 - Glorification of Holy Death EP - CD Self Released
2014 - Death Worship EP - Cassette via Sol y Nieve Rec
Check out this interview the band did with innermissive.com !
Check out this review from Bandcamp Daily !
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