Reclusive Blasphemy, the new album from One Master, is a release that does things by the book when it comes to black metal and whilst there’s no denying that it is a great listen, don’t go in expecting any surprises.
The majority of the piece follows the same sort of format, with each song starting slowly before progressing into a cacophony of noise with fast-paced drums, sharp-sounding guitars and guttural screams, so at times it is a little difficult to differentiate each song from the next and it does get somewhat repetitive. However regardless of this, Reclusive Blasphemy is still a great listen and a particular highlight is the middle track Intolerance, which goes somewhat against the grain. This is a track that immediately grabs your attention, opening with a tremendous wall of sound, and the amount of energy and momentum being projected from it is truly something to behold.
If you’re into your black metal, then this will be right up your street. However, if you like your music to have a bit of variety and a twist to the norm, you may be better off looking elsewhere.
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