We posted about this earlier this year but feel like it deserves its own repost. Check out Philippines based black metal act Korihor (formed in 1998) on their new demo released earlier this year on cassette format under Inhuman Assault out of Thailand.
This is what No Clean Singing website had to say about the demo release:
“This demo, released in late March, begins with a chanted mantra over a sparkling percussive pattern and then moves into “Babaylan, Descending of the Wrathcaller’s Oath“, a torrent of maniacally darting guitars and explosive drumming. With the lyrics voiced in hostile and scorching tones, the rapid fretwork (which includes the bass) creates leaping and swirling sensations, channeling a feeling of wild, contagious, and overpowering ecstasy that’s matched by the exuberance of the drumming. The flashing movements in the song are kaleidoscopic and intricate, but the band hold all these explosive and gloriously head-spinning ingredients together with reappearing melodic and rhythmic motifs.
The remaining three tracks are just as breathtaking. Fast and furious, they blaze with nova-like brilliance and storming, warlike intensity, and they’re capable of spinning your brain like a cranial centrifuge and rushing the blood in your veins like blasting water in a firehose that’s been opened all the way up. This isn’t symphonic black metal (no synths or keyboards that I can discern), but it has the power and intensity of a crescendoing orchestra showing off its virtuosity in a symphony’s final allegro movement.” – full link HERE