Title: Czarna ewangelia
Label: Under the Sign of Garazel Productions
Style: Black Metal
Nowadays we're used to bands popping out of nowhere everytime, so this new mysterious Polish Black Metal band's appearance won't be as shocking as one might expect, especially since it seems they don't perform live either, the line-up is not even known. But in the end what counts is what they produce in terms of music, and what I have here is their debut album, an 8 tracks material clocking almost 50 minutes of old-school organic Black Metal. Although at first sight (audition) one might feel the music is quite abrasive and difficult to penetrate, it actually has more in it than simple simulation of old-school patterns, the modern Black Metal arrangements have had an important role in Czort's music, too, without wattering down that old-school feeling though. An abrasive and evil material indeed, but quite aired and with plenty of hooks to become interesting for a wider audience, not only for the die-hard maniacs. Since the lyrics are all in Polish, I have no idea what they are about, but judging from the artwork accompanying this CD, I'd say they all revolve around the Death topic, pretty fair for this music. An interesting new name produced by the Polish Black Metal scene, check them out!
Reviewed by Adrian