Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hordes Of Nebulah - "...And Blasphemous Night Shall Fall" CD

This album collects several demotape releases from an unlikely Crawfordsville, Indiana band who take their name from a Darkthrone song. Originally recorded from 2003 to 2005, these 15 tracks are a little muddy, showcasing the band's intense but ultimately rather generic black metal sound.

The cuts on "...And Blasphemous Night" are pretty well interchangeable, with the trademark black metal blurry guitars, breakneck blastbeat rhythms, and hissed vocals. "A Dark Malediction" stands out a bit, with a clangy, trebly noise throughout the song that, either unwitting or intentional, somehow works. Otherwise, there's not much to say here. It's black metal like the hundreds of others out there.