Brutality in all forms can be beautiful to the right ears
Ba’alzamon - A Desolate Place- Digital ( Self Released)
So Symphonic Black Death from Arkansas??? I wasn't ready for that. The album starts off with a horror inspired religious theme and then what do we get as it says very much a mix of Cradle of Filth , Hecate Enthroned and Behemoth. Ba’alzamon is sad to say very much paint by the numbers. Its nothing wrong or bad just really heard this style 10,000 times before. I'm biggest suggestion to this album is maybe some separation in the instruments. It really has everything very hot and high in the mix I think there needs some more mids and the Guitars and Synths need to be spread a bit so it doesn't have that demo vibe so much. These are strong well done songs. Just really has that 90's Cacophonous Records sound for sure. I feel Ba’alzamon maybe a grower for me as just need to get used to the higher end tones on this album. I do love that 90's Blackened Death with heavy symphonic elements.