Medico Peste – Herzogian Darkness (2017)

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Hailing from Poland, today we have Medico Peste and their gut-wrenching EP “Herzogian Darkness”. Taking advantage of the spotlight on Polish Black Metal bands like Behemoth, Mgla, Blaze of Perdition, this four person outfit delivers some savage music that will turn heads in the scene. Featuring over 25 minutes of music split in four tracks, the band creates very powerful atmospheric songs that are quite imposing and sickening.

The album leads with the incisive title track, which features over 9 minutes of agonizing vocals and a creepy tempo that sets a very decadent mood for this release. Pummeling drums and blistering riffs paired with some catchy melodic passages make “Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss” a very unique musical experience from this band. This is by far one of the catchiest and most engaging songs we have heard in a while.

Continuing the onslaught, “Le Delire De Negation” is a very bizarre track that reminds us of the craziness of old-school Bethlehem, thanks to the disturbing vocal arrangements and overall atmosphere. Nefar and E.V.T do a great job in handling the guitar duties, creating very intricate songs that are both traditional and very exploratory. Vocalist Silencer does a great job in keeping things traditional and very disturbing with his multiple styles.

The album closes with the Black’n’Roll-ish cover of Bauhaus “Stigmata Martyr”, which the band does a pretty solid job in making their own. As a whole, “Herzegoian Darkness” is a very powerful release filled with sickening atmospheres and punishing Black Metal onslaughts. The band does a great job in creating a very dissonant atmosphere that could certainly be the soundtrack to the gates of hell. If you like punishing BM that is both atmospheric and energetic, look no further and get your copy of this EP.

Band: Medico Peste Album: Herzogian Darkness

Label: World Terror Committee

Release: March 30th, 2017

Official Site Social Media

Genre: Black Metal

Country: Poland

Rating: 90/100
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