Obscure Devotion
Son Of A Dayless Night

Impressively original black metal, with great production. Guitars are thick, the bass is very audible, and the drums are clear but retain a natural sound. Vocals are a black rasp that varies in tone from The Black to pseudo-CoF screeches. Songs are mostly fast black metal with a slight Iron Maiden influence, but this does not sound much like Gothenburg stuff at all. Keys and female vocals show up but only one song each, separately and are used only as backing instruments.

2000 j. mcintyre