Vonnis are a band from Belgium that plays a mixture of black, sludge metal, grind and hardcore and this is a review of their 2019 album "Bikini Season" which will be released in May by Hyptertension Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while whispered vocals can also be heard in the background briefly. Elements of harsh noise can also be heard in some parts of the music while the vocals are mostly high pitched black emtal screams along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily rooted in sludge.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads when they are utilized are done in a very dark and melodic style. Blast beats can also be heard quite a bit during the faster sections of the songs which also captures the speed and aggression of grindcore.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the mid tempo sections of the songs bringing in elements of hardcore. A great portion of some of the tracks are very short in length while tremolo picking riffs can also be heard during the faster sections of the music at times and one track also introduces clean playing onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, occult, violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Vonnis are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge metal, grind and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Hive" "Inside" "Evil Again" and "H(A)unters".