Russia's solo project Baron SAMEDI has returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of an experimental mixture of black and dark metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "The Priest Devar" which will be released in April by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
Programmed beats start off the album along with some industrial elements and demonic growls a few seconds later. The riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies while the keyboards also give the songs more of a gothic touch as well as some melodic singing also being used at times.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with some blackened screams also being utilized at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark and melodic style while the music also adds in a decent amount of 90's influences.
One track also introduces Gregorian chants onto the recording along with the music also getting very experimental at times. All of the tracks also sound very different from each other and all of the music sticks mostly a slow or mid tempo direction and as the album progresses a brief use of fast playing and blast beats can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover darkness, death and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Baron SAMEDI and if you are a fan of experimental black, doom and dark metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aryan Golem" "Rage" "Kammala" and "Mass Graves". 8 out of 10.