Ireland's Plague Pit have returned with a new recording which continues the blackened death metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2019 ep "Labyrinthe".
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of blast beats while t he vocals also add in a great amount of deep death metal growls as well as some black metal screams also being utilized at times. When guitars and leads are utilized they are done in a very chaotic yet melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to t hem while the musicians also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody.
The last 2 tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as some of the leads and adds also utilizing a small amount of dissonant structures and unorthodox rhythms and the music also captures a very evil sounding atmosphere, ritualistic sounding synths, spoken word parts and clean playing can also be heard briefly as the ep progresses and the closing track also brings Gregorian chants into the music. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism, Satanism, Hermeticism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Plague Pit and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Gift of Unknowing" and "Elixir". 8/5 out of 10.