Highgate – S/T – CD 2008

Highgate - S/T - CD 2008It becomes apparent within the first 5 minute’s of this CD that the listener is in for a treat. An ominous sample about death from bomb blast over a slow and nasty riff, with hate filled, screamed vocals. This recording is presented as one long track lasting 54min’s which glides perfectly between crushing and despondent doom and sick black metal with an early Burzum feel.

Personally I do not think it let’s up any in this time either, apart from the odd bit of nosiescape, this shit is full steam ahead, looking for throat’s to slash.

There seems to be a fair number of bands nowadays claiming to be bitter and twisted, well this is the real thing, full of dread and ill will, not for the faint hearted. Infact it should come with a sticker stating PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE HORRORS AHEAD. Then again I suppose the black and white photo on the inlay of soldiers bodies strewn around a snow covered field give’s you some idea of what to expect. Unhinged stuff, well worth checking out.

Label: Totalrust Music
Website: www.myspace.com/therealhighgate

Scribed by: Mark Burns