Horde Of Hel – Blodskam (2009)


When I got this promo, I was intrigued by how this band would sound since it’s said to feature anonymous legends from the Swedish Death/Black metal scene. I was not disappointed with Horde Of Hel this album is very raw and brutal with some hints of freshness in them.

The band starts easing off the listener to their bizarre little world after a weird short intro they kick it up a notch with some nihilistic Black Metal, that sounds raw but well produced. Is not until the 3rd song where you start noticing the Industrial elements of this release, but at the beginning they keep it simple and don’t mix them together. But as the album starts progressing, the music starts getting more interesting.

The keyboards start to be used in the Black Metal songs and the overall atmosphere of the album changes. There are few instances that this reminded me of Mysticum and also some of Samael’s newer music. There are few weird songs that feature electronic samples. This just adds to the overall bizarre atmosphere created by the band.

Clocking in at 45 minutes, this album is a very interesting fresh release that will hold the band to a very high standard for their next release. I must say that I was really pleased to hear that there are bands out there creating different approaches to the traditional genres we all like so much.

Band: Horde Of Hel Album: Blodskam
Label: Moribund Records

Release Date: May 5, 2009

Official Site myspace
Genre: Industrial Black Metal

Country: Sweden

Rating: 87/100

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