TLDR: Two-song EP features black metal akin to Khold & Tulus, but with a different twist. Not bad!
“ASHEN HORDE from US released a stunner in the album ‘Nine Plagues’. The band followed it up with a 7” EP titled ‘The Alchemist’, and even though that’s not on any label, the band’s upcoming full length will come out via Transcending Obscurity Records. Don’t wait too long to sink your teeth into their music. NO CLEAN SINGING premiered the material over HERE.”
ASHEN HORDE (US) – ‘The Alchemist’ (March 14th, 2017)
Genre – Dissonant/Technical Black Metal
Release Date – March 14th, 2017
For fans of – IMMORTAL, ABBATH, ABIGOR, NACHTMYSTIUM, BLUT AUS NORD, SACRAMENTUM
“Black metal stalwarts ASHEN HORDE are back with their latest EP after receiving rave feedback for their full length album. Though often compared with IMMORTAL/ABBATH, the band expand upon that sound by adding their own dissonant touches and off-kilter hooks to the template. The result is an intricate, hard-hitting and unpredictable slice of black metal that’s as memorable as it’s vicious. This here is a two-song EP meant for a 7″ vinyl release and you can’t possibly get enough of it. It’s a sublime precursor of what’s to come via Transcending Obscurity Records – a new full length album.”