Balfor – Black Serpent Rising (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Balfor - Black Serpent Rising - Album ReviewThe RockmusicRaider offices were literally flooded with Black Metal offerings of all 50+ shades and beyond in 2016. A trend to move towards the dark waters of the river Styx that we saw emerging already in late 2015. And which continues to this day. Indeed anything blackened was pretty much game and lots of it in stellar format. 

Now, 2017 already starts to shape up well. A first pitch black offering reaches us from the cold, cold steppes of the Ukraine. And it promises to be a juice dripping chunk of #metal. Or does it? [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Balfor invokes the Black Serpent!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Balfor - Black Serpent Rising - Album CoverIt must be the cold, cold wind from the East screaming about the lonely steppes and mountains. Because from their foggy abodes in Central European countries raise a lot of good Black and Death Metal bands. And specifically pretty much everything blackened grows very well there, as some of the reviews on RockmusicRaider can attest.

The Ukrainian band Balfor just released their newest music video Serpents of The Black Sun, unleashing a taste of their upcoming 3rd full length album Black Serpent Rising, signed to Drakkar Productions.

Now, the band calls their style Barbaric Black Metal and they have a point. Rough and epic, meaty and melodic. And right down in the fiery pit, where this belongs. This is the fare they serve you for your #metal dinner. Just when you wanted some peace and quiet. But nope, it is not going to happen. You will get some headbanging instead. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!