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Review: Haiduk - Spellbook
Haiduk
www.haiduk.ca
Spellbook

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 32:50
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 12, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Spellbook

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (10 Votes)
Review


All right, a full-length debut of fist-pumping Black/Death Metal from this one-man Canadian band. I really liked this guy's demo Plagueswept, so I am pleased to get a chance to hear this. Once again this works a rather unique style, mixing Death aggression and Blackened atmosphere to chugging Trad Metal riffing and headbanging rhythms. Once again I enjoy the clean-limbed, aggressive, and agile guitarwork, combining spiraling tremolo scaling with sharp rhythm work and a sense of speed as a tool, rather than an end of itself. The vocals are a deathlike bark, and the whole thing sounds sometimes like a blackened version of Krisiun. Tight, aggressive, energetic, and fresh-sounding, Haiduk deserve more attention than they get.

Other related information on the site
Review: Plagueswept (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Haiduk on December 2, 2012 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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