Monday, April 30, 2018

EP Review: ANTZAAT The Black Hand Of The Father (mmortal Frost Productions) by Loki Astaroth

The Black Hand Of The Father
Place of origin: Heist-op-den-Berg, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Genre: Black metal
Release date: September 25, 2017
Limited to 500 copies
Available for streaming at Immortal Frost Productions’ Bandcamp
Antzaat are a band from Belgium that plays a traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "The Black Hand Of The Father" which was released by Immortal Frost Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with some melodic guitar leads also being used at times and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the music brings in a great amount of 90's influences but also giving them more of a modern style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music always remains heavy.
Antzaat plays a style of black metal that is very raw, heavy melodic and traditional sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Dystopian themes.
In my opinion Antzaat are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rite Of The New Dawn" and "The Black Hand of The Father". 8 out of 10. -Loki Astaroth

Band lineup:
Ronarg: Vocals, lead guitars, composition
Nihil: Rhythm guitars
Isaroth: Bass
Eenzaat: Drums

Track list:
1. Disciples Of The Concrete Temple
2. Rite Of The New Dawn
3. Circle Of Leeches
4. Hierachy Of The Battered
5. The Black Hand Of The Father

This review is also posted at Occult Black Metal Zine. -DW

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