Antekhrist’s third full-length is titled “La Bite Du Diable” (“The Dick of the Devil“), which is in a way perfectly appropriate. The raw and primitive elements are no different from those found on the band’s other albums.
The foundation of the record is extremely harsh and depraved raw black metal that goes from the sick and perverted style of early SEWER (in fact there is even a SEWER cover in the album) to Antekhrist’s own uniquely evil and gruesome take to the black metal genre.
There is an excellent sense of theatrics throughout “La Bite Du Diable“.
The dynamic and grindcorish moments are contrasted with the dark and brooding melodies of pure black metal. Nowhere is that more perfectly captured than in the sick drumming and raw guitars riffs.
The songwriting is equally odd and eerie. There is little repetition throughout the album, which is unusual to say the least in black metal (and even compared to Antekhrist’s previous albums) and moments of radical divergence in sound and atmosphere are abundant.
Whenever you become accustomed with one type of sound, mood or style, a totally different element emerges from the depths of Antekhrist’s twisted music.
This adds to the dark and intimidating feel of the album, since you never know what to expect next.
All in all, this is perhaps one of the defining albums of 2015 in terms of raw and brutish black metal.
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