Hailing from the Czech Republic today we have Sezarbil, a Black Metal band that while not very original it’s actually very entertaining. Sezarbil, like countless other Black Metal band has a tick and brutal sound that is very brutal and destructive in nature but it’s nothing we haven’t heard before.
However, if you are a connoisseur of Black Metal we all know that bands in this genre sound a like, but the good ones are equally effective in creating the destructive atmosphere that we all love about this genre. Sezarbil falls in the category of the good bands since with “Dark God”, they have crafted 9 tracks of pure Black Metal hatred against humanity and religion.
Being a mash up of Marduk, Mayhem, Satyricon, and some sprinkles of Dark Funeral, you know Sezarbil is a quality band. In “Dark God” Sezarbil has a crisp-but-brutal sound that only bands that have been around for quite a while can achieve. We think that this band is probably one of the best kept BM secrets of the Czech Republic and a force to be recoked with.
With pounding guitar lines, vibrant bass guitar work and furious drumming, Sezarbil ‘serenades’ us through 40 minutes of no holds barred Black Metal of the highest quality with “Dark God”. The band’s musicianship is unquestioned and their ability to write songs that feature all the elements we love about Black Metal is unparalleled. Like we said, their only small flaw might be that they sound too much like all the previously mentioned bands and this brings their originality points down.
We give this release extra authenticity points for having all their lyrics in Czech, and also some experimentation done in this release, like the folk-ish intro to “Doba Temna”, and the weirdness towards the end of the album and the clean vocals on “Plameny svobody”. Some of the drumming sounds a bit weird like on “Prisaha Jemu...”, but in overall it’s solid enough to carry this release.
If you are looking for a furious Black metal release with good musicianship, great intensity and hateful vocals, you should definitely get “Dark God”. We know it’s hard these days to know where to spend your hard earned money, but if you like Black Metal, you shouldn’t let this release get past you.
|Band: Sezarbil||Album: Dark God|
|Label: Murderous Music Production||
Release: June 2009
|Genre: Black Metal||
Country: Czech Republic