Ov Azazel has really become one of the great examples of black
metal in America done correctly. Raw black metal, think of all the
old favorites! There are nine diabolical songs for about thirty-six
blasphemous minutes on their new album “The World, The Flesh
And The Devil.” Components are similar to Dark Funeral or Immortal,
and obviously by now they have their own recognizable characteristics
as well. Classic black metal riffs are all over this disc. From the
speedy melodic to the brutality insane…this CD bleeds black
metal! Lots of blasts beats are mixed with these really intense riffs.
Which makes most songs speed driven. And to top it off, the raw screaming
black metal vocals are like a demon vomiting his guts out, while gargling
tacks. They are very dark and evil vocals! This disc was put together
by no other than Erik Rutan, who mastered all of these unholy traits.
I don’t think I need to explain who he is in the metal world.
While the band has progressed, they still seem to need a little more
diversity with their songs. Not that it’s bad, but if their
sounds was a little more varied, they would be knocking down a lot
more doors then they have already busted through. Like a bullet fired
from a gun, “The World, The Flesh And The Devil” will
puncture your soul! This is what you would expect from a good black
metal band…another solid effort from Kult Ov Azazel.