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Adati – DCLXVI

After Behazael, whose material I’ve reviewed here, we have yet another quite obscure black metal material from the lovely country of Indonesia, Adati .

With the total playing time of 16:56, this one-man project (I assume), brings out to you 6 tracks of the raw black metal. Or lo-fi black metal, as it also labelled.

All of them are titled Pengabdian with the corresponding Roman literals (therefore Pengabdian I to VI). The first and the last tracks are intro and outro, respectively. And everything in between is an experience in lo-fi black metal done made in Indonesia.

I have to say my headphones are quite heavy on the bass, but I am quite pleasantly surprised by the sound. Yes, it’s still a cave-production (you know what I mean, right?), but it’s not killing my ears. Always a plus. I am not a big fan of raw BM, I admit, but this one is OK with me. Whoever is behind this band/project has enough sense to learn to play (which, unfortunately, is not always the case) the instruments, I am always happy to hear some melodies thrown in, the distorted vocals are pretty fitting in – so, this EP is actually pretty good. Can’t complain, and if you are a fan of the genre, this one you might enjoy.

The favourite track is Pengabdian IV, which is at the same the longest track here. Amazingly haunting and hauntingly beatiful.

Final verdict? Although not a big fan of the genre, I like it quite a lot. And I am quite curious about Adati and its next material.

A tape version should be out in May 2021 via Asrarlabel from Italy.


Rudolf Schütz

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