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Review: Blood of Kingu - De Occulta Philosophia
Blood of Kingu
De Occulta Philosophia

Label: Supernal Music
Year released: 2007
Duration: 28:16
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: August 12, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
De Occulta Philosophia

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (21 Votes)

This band with a strange name was put to life in the Ukraine back in 2005. Blood of Kingu is a Black Metal act, and they don't only an original name: The basis of their sound is quite what one would expect from an underground band. The production is actually pretty good, sometimes rawer; nonetheless their songs remain always on the melodic side. Most of the time, the pace is fast, without relying on hyper blasting beats, and the drumming itself is normally discrete. Buzzing is the guitar, while being accompanied by the melodic tremolo work. What makes Blood of Kingu stand out from the crowd is their use of traditional instruments and Shamanic tonalities, and tribal percussions add a different touch. De Occulta Philosophia can almost be considered an instrumental album. There are no such things as rasps or harsh vocals per se. Instead, vocalist Roman uses some Shamanic, almost robotic, tones and incantations, which adds even more esoterism to their sound. Blood of Kingu is made for people looking for a nice blend of grimness and occultism. The only thing about this album is that, at less than 30 minutes, it does not fulfill the listener's appetite.

Good tracks abound here like: "Your Blood, Nubia! Your Power, Egypt!", "Stronghold of Megalith,Thorns and Human Bones" and "Lair of Night Abzu".

Additional Information

2009 re-issue on Debemur Morti Productions reviewed here.

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