Die Entweihung - Strict Regime Country - Reviewed By occultblackmetalzine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/11/die-entweihungstrict-regime-countryclan.html
Israel's Die Entweihung has returned with a new recording which shows his music going for more of a blackened heavy metal style and this is a review of his 2022 album "Strict Regime Country" which will be released on November 18th by Clan Destine Records.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Middle Eastern music touches can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music also having its progressive moments and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Vocals a re mostly grim sounding black metal screams while death metal growls can also be heard at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic traditional metal style while elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs.
Some of the more mid tempo riffing also shows an influence of thrash metal along with some of the tracks also adding in a small amount of female vocals. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them as well as some keyboards also being added into certain sections of the album, a couple of the songs are also instrumentals and the closing tacks also adds in a brief use of clean playing and folk instruments. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the corrupt events that happened in Belarus during 2021 and 2022.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Die Entweihung which shows him going into a new direction and if you are a fan of blackened heavy metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Of Us" "White Red White Genocide" and "Strict Regime Country". 8 out of 10. - occultblackmetalzine
Release Date: November 18, 2022
FFO: Paradise Lost, Metallica, Orphaned Land, King Crimson
Short Bio: Die Entweihung (Desecration (German)) - one man band, formed in May 2007, by Denis Tereschenko (first years performed as Herr Entweiherr), in the northern part of Israel, three years after moving to Israel from Belarus (Vitebsk). Beginning as a raw Black Metal project, Die Entweihung, already on the second album embarks on all sorts of experiments relating to all aspects of creativity. Having passed for almost 10 years through the different, both stylistic and sound changes, Die Entweihung releases "Neverending Terrorism" in 2015, an album as far removed from Black Metal; now the style of the project can be identified as Blackened Heavy Metal, with the lyrics about the surrounding sad reality. The newest conceptual “Strict Regime Country” is continuing the way of the three previous albums, presenting to the listener eclectic mixing such styles like Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Prog Rock with rich vocal diversity (male growling/screaming, female growling/clean vocals) and lot of Middle-Eastern melodies.
The album is dedicated to Denis' native Belarus, and all the album titles and lyrics are based mostly on the events that happened in 2020-2021 in Belarus (False elections, largest protests in the country's history, lot of people were imprisoned or forced to run from Belarus).
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