SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY
"TIED TO A DYING ANIMAL"
Self Released

"TIED TO A DYING ANIMAL" is the 2014 release from this Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Black Metal band known as
SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY. These guys have been
together since 1999 and unleashing some blasphemous and violent Black Metal music ever
since. Their sound takes some elements from old school European Black Metal that
reminded me a little of bands from back in the early days like
BURZUM, MAYHEM,
VINTERRIKET, EMPEROR
& FORGOTTEN WOODS. There is a raw old school
coldness that runs through out a lot of their sound. They then get a little dirty and dark at
times too. In some other parts of the songs they get a bit technical sounding with touches
of some Black Metal sounds in the vein of
IMMORTAL, SATYRICON, GORGORTH,
DARK FUNERAL
& MANIAC BUTCHER. The guitar work ranges from some clean
shredding Thrash Metal to gritty dirty Black Metal, while the rest of the music melts
together elements of Death & Black Metal. The vocals are done in a groggy and harsh
throaty Black Metal growl style that reminded me of
SECRETS SHE KEPT. If your into
killer old school European Black Metal and any of the bands above your going to love
SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY. Get this stuff while you can, because I just found out
the band just recently broke up. They have a huge back catalog and two other releases
after this one. Get them while you can cause these guys are one of the great Black Metal
bands from the United States.

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