Genre: Black Metal
After a quick build up on the toms, the debut album from False bursts right into scathing black metal with such conviction and punk attitude that there’s no question they are the real deal. The entire album is seething with raw aggression and authenticity. Trust me, when she screams “Hell is what you’ll sow! Hell is what you’ll reap!”, there is no doubt that she means it. From there it barely lets up until about halfway through the second track when, after battering you with some savage riffs, that would be right at home during a murder scene in a horror movie, they take a short moody breather driven by piano and slow picked, repetitive guitar chords. But that only lasts a few minutes, then it’s a thrashy BM attack straight from the bowels of hell. The keyboards on the album mostly compliment the riffs and never get flowery or pretty. Its only two tracks at about 12 minutes each but forgive me if I’d rather have a short album than 20 minutes of meandering shite. Besides, this will definitely leave you anxious to hear more from this band. Even though they’re from Minneapolis, this is Nordic BM through and through. Here’s an American band that will satisfy all you kvltists and and maybe, just maybe, make you think twice before you talk shit about the U.S. scene.
Buy it on Bandcamp.