Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saedus Darknight - "Empty" [2008]

Artist: Saedus Darknight
Title: Empty
Label: SCT Records
Genre: Raw Black Metal
Country: Hong Kong
Release date: 2008
Size: 75 mb

Track List:
  1. They Live
  2. Blackened Pits Of Darkness
  3. Blades Of Hell
  4. Epicrise
  5. Eternity Of Nihility
  6. Limbs Of Trees
  7. Obey
  8. Sin
Saedus Darknight is an one-man raw back metal band from Hong Kong, and it's most probably the only HK black metal project up to date. Don't know why the metal scene is so underdeveloped in such a westernized city with much more liberal laws than in mainland China, but I couldn't find any other Cantonese BM bands. As for Saedus Darknight, their music isn't quite my thing (I don't like raw black metal that much), but the fans of true Chinese black metal (haha) wouldn't be disappointed. The music is extremely chaotic and creating a very gloomy atmosphere, with prominent bass guitar parts (which isn't very typical for black metal), and the vocals in general aren't much like the standard BM screaming. Even though I didn't like two first tracks, "Blades of Hell" is very good, and the rest of the album isn't bad anyway.

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