The Chilean band Black Grail have recorded a debut album named Misticismo Regrisivo. It will be released by Tyrannus Records on November 2, 2015. At the end of this post you can hear a song we’re premiering named “La Ciudadela de Shiva”. I thought of two ways to introduce it.
First way: You’re about to hear a sonic atrocity, a savage demonic manifestation intent on bring about ruination and degradation. Foul and sulfurous, it’s a “procreation of sounds worthy of a psychiatric center” in the midst of an arson attack, vividly conveying the furious agonies of inmates consumed by flame while hellish entities howl in ecstasy at all the fresh death.
But that introduction, which is true enough, doesn’t really convey as much as it should about the sound, nor does it really do justice to how good the song is. So…
Second way: You’re about to hear a ferocious black metal assault, rough and raw in its sound but electrifying in its impact. With riffs that writhe, lash, and slash, a murderous but varied drum performance, and thoroughly unhinged shrieking, it’s certainly bestial on the surface.
But listen closely, because as the song twists and turns through it’s changing course, it gets more and more interesting, with lead guitar eruptions and searing solos that seem to come from another world — and there’s a black thrashing riff near the end that will send an even bigger jolt through your brainstem. Actually, the song is loaded with hellishly good riffs.
In short, this is a megawatt dose of red hot metal that will light you up. So listen!