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Review: Hunters Moon - The Serpents Lust
Hunters Moon
The Serpents Lust

Label: Hells Headbangers Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 21:05
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: November 8, 2009
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (12 Votes)

Oh yeah, now that's the stuff. Hunters Moon comprises two members of Nocturnal Graves, and with such credentials, it's basically a no brainer: Just buy it. Hunters Moon is more of a Black Metal outfit; I can hear some hints of Bathory, Carpathian Forest and Immortal – this doesn't really sound like actual songs from these bands, but the influences are definitely audible. Heavy, dark, haunting compositions are served with an old school sauce devoid of any pretty sounds – just raw, pounding Black Metal with a slightly thrashy edge, low and raspy vocals which I find are quite similar to the ones in Carpathian Forest. Add to this a hint of the savageness found in Nocturnal Graves (hey, it's not like they could cut all links to that machine of metallic destruction now, could they? ;)) The guitars scream like there's no tomorrow on this puppy, fast, loud and shriek enough to clean out those ears of yours. Don't try to air guitar to this, you'll fuck yourself up (adapting one of Lemmy's signature phrases here…)

Not much to complain about here, save for the closer which is just a quiet instrumental outro – this would fit better on a full-length, here it just feels like it's stealing two minutes off a release that you wish was twice the length. And then there's said length: Only 21 minutes? I want a full-length album and I want it now. Recommended.

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