Style: Black Metal
Mysterious one-man-band (?) project from Greece presenting hereby its debut full-length album, a 7 tracks effort clocking a bit over 40 minutes of playing time. Except for an excellent looking logo that leads your thoughts to a Satanic / Anti-Christian project, there's not much to say about Yovel, I think this decision of keeping everything hidden won't help it that much, there are plenty of other similar other bands out there, and the music itself, although at a good technical level and well produced, doesn't stand out either. Actually the logo misled me, the band's lyrics are more about social, historical and political topics rather than religious / anti-religious as I thought... Somehow the music itself and the only imagistic element of the band don't seem to fit the band's lyrical content and that kind of broke the spell for me. The music is well composed and quite technical, the production, as said earlier, is very good, so if you're into quite analog sounding mid-tempo to fast paced traditional Black Metal this might be your thing, try it out.
Reviewed by Adrian