Under the sign of the cloven tongue
Patronymicon is a Swedish evil manifestation that came to life in 2009 in Sandviken and they have 3 albums so far including this upcoming Ushered Forth By Cloven Tongue.
Traditional Swedish Black Metal (in the vein of Marduk, Dark Funeral), they demonstrate (as the majority of the bands from that country) a dexterity between heaviness and some level of melody (this is NOT atmospheric Black Metal).
This is not really original stuff, but who cares? If you’re loyal, this is not an issue at the end of the day.
The Funeral Of A Passive God, the second track of the cd, presents a wall of noise with one million riffs made to destroy the listener, while the song ranges from the absolute blast beat to mid-tempo while the vocal is well marked in the mix.
XI Kings XI Curses is pure velocity and satanic hate. Riffs that are aimed to get the fan of Swedish black metal, this track lives up to expectations, extremely violent by the way, it deserves several spins. Bullseye!
Another great track is the penultimate A Star That Shineth Not with its dramatic feeling and over the top density.
All in all, as I said before, it’s not the most original made in Swedish lands and in black in total. Normally I’d say for one to hear the original stuff. But this opvs is made with too great dedication to the traditional stuff that I’m not going to be the grumpy guy who’ll tell you to hear something else. Grab your copy and binge in the uncompromising black metal.
Ushered Forth By Cloven Tongue is going to be out on September 27th on Osmose Productions.