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Swedish underground entity El Camino release a gritty, slow-burning black metal album with elements of thrash and heavy metal to make it stand apart from their peers. It's most reminiscent of the Greek black metal scene. You can listen to a couple of songs on their Bandcamp page AT THIS LINK.
Malicious black metal written with deliberate nuances and with a fervour that's ritualistic is what El Camino are conjuring up over here on 'Cursed Congregation', their latest full length album. These Swedes are eschewing the Dissection-esque done-to-death sound and are going for something more original and authentic. This is black/thrash metal tempered with heavy and doom metal influences. The result is a plodding, intriguing affair, evocative of a H.P. Lovecraft setting and permeating a sense of looming dread. Well-placed leads lighten up the sordid affair, as the music trudges further into deeper mental caverns and hidden structures. Morbidly dark, upbeat and tantalizing, El Camino are on to something very special.
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