First off, I want to mention that I’m not all that familiar with black metal. I’ve got a couple albums and a few friends that are pretty into it, but I haven’t really heard enough to understand the variations and nuance from band to band.
Anyway, Dutch band Nihill has a new record which was recently sent to me. It’s got some pretty crazy and evil stuff on it. A lot of it is comprised of faster thrash influenced tracks although there are some slower moments. The most unique song on the album is Gnosis Pt IV, a continuation from songs songs on their first album. It’s quiet and ambient and vocals are entirely whispered.
Although black metal’s not really my thing I find this album to be pretty dynamic and enjoyable.