Messe Noir

Mandal - Gate of the Calling Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Messe Noir's concepts on this demo are of war between ancient gods, and the music can also be categorized by this. The style of death metal they play could be referred to as war metal in a way; very fast, chaotic, choppy, and continuous, with an angry feeling to it. The vocals are rather annoying at times, impossible to understand, and uncommonly growled. Nothing seems to stand out on this release, and if I didn't know better, I'd think it was all one song. Messe Noir could possibly pass for a cult hit of extreme metal fans, because this certainly isn't for everybody. -- Lady Enslain