Taste the Germanic Steel!
Front Beast is a long-running project of the Nocturnal’s axeman Avenger where he is the sole member. This one-man band (or project) released countless demos, splits and full-lengths along its prolific career.
That being said, Shadows is an EP released in cassette limited to 100 copies only!
The sound is a very simplistic black metal, yet a gem of the most underground pedigree.
Comprising of only 6 tracks clocking in at 20 minutes there is no really a highlight, but interestingly enough there is a song there is NOT Sepultura cover but carries the very same name which is Morbid Visions and the song remembers the vocals of Max Cavalera in the album… MORBID VISIONS. Of course, is not a fast-than-speed -of-light sound as all the songs here are mid-tempo.
For example, Circle Of Dancing Shadows which has a very PRIMITIVE production in a blackened heavy metal sound which is underground to the bone. Not for neophytes.
Wolfs Howl is very alike the aforementioned track which makes a kind of dichotomy: while the songs are ease to get in an almost punk MO, they are hard to distinguish between themselves.
It’s an interesting EP that keeps its value on a rarity-like release that is not going to become a classic but will become an item for collectors and fans in the future. This fact alone is the reason enough for you to run for your life and get a copy. Some releases have its intrinsic value not only in music, and old-schoolers know what I mean.
Shadows is out now on cassette via Hellprod.