"BLESSED HE WITH BOILS"
ERTHE AND AXEN RECORDS
XANTHOCHROID is an extreme Black Metal band hailing from Lake Forest, California.
These guys have a very heavy Swedish or Finnish style and sound to their music. They take
us back to the early days of Nordic Black Metal music like the stuff coming out in the early
90's. Their music is very cinematic and aggressive, yet atmospheric and melodic at times too.
There is a very full dynamic sound that tells the story of two brothers Thanos & Ereptor
who are in a power struggle for the rule of the land of Septentria. There are some really
melodic passages that break up the faster more aggressive parts. They blend together
elements of new more atmospheric Black Metal with the harsh and raw old school style of
Black Metal. Vocalist Sam Meador sings in both clean melodic almost operatic and then hits
you with some harsh higher pitched Black Metal growls. They also mix in some Thrash
Metal styled guitars at times. This is one really good well rounded Black Metal band. They
would fit perfectly in a league with DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, OPETH &
MOONSORROW. If you like these bands then your gonna love XANTHOCHROID. They
should be one of the leaders of the American Black Metal scene!!!