Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Arnaut Pavle - Demo (2013)
Long known for their mystical ways in the dark arts of extreme metal, Arnaut Pavle continues the tradition of a good ol' Finnish ass-kicking. It would be very easy to dumb this down and call it JUST raw black metal, but really, this demo is so much more. Where some songs like "Drop The Coffin" bury you in an avalanche of snowy riffage and punk-fueled drumming, closing song "Answer" is melodic in the best and most epic ways while still retaining the band's inherent rawness. One of my favorite releases this year for sure.