"DOWN IN THE COLD OF THE GRAVE"
BULLETBELT is a crushing Black Metal band from New Zealand that has destroying ear
drums since 2009. "DOWN IN THE COLD OF THE GRAVE" is the bands debut release.
These maniacs play an old school style of harsh gritty and dark Black Metal music. They
have a really harsh old school European sound. They reminded me of a lot of the stuff that
was coming out of France, Greece & Italy in the '90's. The music is ultra tight, but has that
gritty old Black Metal feel to it with a war like battle type Black Metal vibe to it. A lot of
the Black Metal bands on WORLD WAR III RECORDS & NECROPOLIS RECORDS
had this similar sound. Bands like BELPHEGOR, MAYHEM, NIDEN DIV. 187,
BEHERIT, DISSECTION, SATANIC SLAUGHTER & MAZE OF TORMENT kept
coming to mind. There is a dark fast paced Speed Metal sound that runs through some of
their tracks as well that reminded me of NUN SLAUGHTER meets early TOXIC
HOLOCAUST. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Black Metal scream style with
some lower screams thrown in. I really dig these guys a lot and can't wait to see what they
spew forth next time around. Check out this amazing band and support them any way you