Blood Of Kingu - Sun In The House Of The Scorpion
A band from the Ukraine that is totally old school in their approach to Black Metal-and thus short on humor and willing to run with some rather tired clichés, Blood of Kingu croak and melodically thrash their way through the eight tracks on "Sun In The House of the Scorpion" without much variation in their sound, except for shifts in tempo.
Thus, a listen to "Those That Wander Amidst The Stars" becomes indistinguishable with "Ceremonies To Awake Thy Ageless Hate" or "Morbid Black Dreams Bringing Madness." Part of that uniformity has to do with the genre, of course, and the relentless sheets of sound delivered by the twin guitars of Thurios and Roman Saenko are strong enough. There just isn't much here to distinguish it from any number of black metal bands.
You could do worse that Blood of Kingu. "Sun In The House of the Scorpion" is a continuous blast of growling and slashing on songs about the infinite danger lurking in the myth, dreams and in other corners of the dark. They do not reinvent the wheel, but add a few steely spokes the axle.
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