Countess - Sermons Of The Infidel Digi-CD


lthough categorized as an EP, with a 35 minute duration this work could be easily considered as a full-length. The band’s admiration for Bathory is pretty obvious, even in the name of the band. Just merge the names of the two and you will get the point. Concerning the music it would be better described as black metal with a strong heavy metal influence. It mainly brings to mind the glorious Hellenic black metal scene of the 90s. Already from the opening track the atmospheric, almost epic, approach of the band is distinct. Relatively simple song structures with repetitive mid tempo rhythm sections and a diffuse usage of keyboards. Truth is that these guitar parts are not the strong point of this release, but during the lead and the synth sections Countess are really thriving.