A menacing sojourn into the bitter chasm of absolute void, Skrelle is a nightmarish yet vividly textured work of experimental symphonic black metal. The debut EP by the group hailing from the majestic Pacific Northwest, this sound is a bold vision of utter chaos and hopelessness. With daring artwork by none other than @wrestplague , the 3 songs enclosed within this work, are deceptive in their deeply concepted structure and depth. One gets the sense of a much larger scale within the nearly 20 minutes of music.
A heinously down-tuned, polished yet grinding production is balanced with wonderfully complimenting higher range symphonic elements. A truly impressive range of vocals adds yet another layer of awe to this genre bending work of black metal.
The latter half this work is filled with wholesomely nostalgic chip tune versions of the previous songs, worthy of the most harrowing of hellishly themed corridor shooters of old.
Skrelle brings a much needed freshness to the traditional black metal, blending many modern deathcore and blackened death metal elements into what is still unequivocally, true black metal.