Presenting us with their debut demo, Langor, who hails from Brazil, brings us their raw black metal approach known as Inferno Astral. Three hard hitting raw black metal tracks with a very heavy influence from the Norwegian second-wave. Taking yet another page from that old dusty-tome, Langor really shows off their black metal skills with this release as the demo is rather solid. Raw riffs, plenty of blast beats, and harsh banshee like vocals that really drove home that cold atmosphere. Its a certainly a treat to hear quality black metal from the land of thrash.
The demo does start with a introduction track, with a haunting synth that lures you into its dark embrace, as the feed back of guitars on the following track ring in your ears, piercing through the looming, anxious tones. What you’re greeted with after are three solid black metal tracks that don’t mess with the formula that much outside of some light synths to fill in the wall of sound in the background. There’s really letter else to take away from it other than the fresh songwriting that don’t lift riffs from previous acts of the past, thankfully.
Personally, I found the last track of the demo, Solidão to be my favorite. A somber and slower track that all black metal bands must have. Here’s its executed rather well, with some added keyboards in the background to give it a light touch of atmosphere and raw guitars really create an iconic sound that is undeniably ‘kvlt’. None the less, I still found my self enjoying its hypnotic lure and catchy songwriting as I found my self truly following along to the music, listening deeply, which sadly, not many of these types of releases try to do. They’re really showing their own authentic style which I very much admire and am certainly intrigued by. Will be looking forward to see what ever else this band plans to release in the future, as by this demo, it certainly is promising.