SUFFERING – Chaosatanas
SUFFERING is a Polish occult black metal that specializes in sounding like the full embodiment of Satan himself. Everything about Chaosatanas is pure black metal perfection. The whole EP has just that straight evil atmosphere. The three-piece started in 2007 but finally released their debut demo Frozen Faith in 2012 and it wasn’t until this year that they released their EP Chaosatanas.
From the start of the release, you get that straight forward, full assault of pure darkness and hate black metal with blasting drums, distant and eerie vocals and crushing guitar riffs. Tracks like “Suicide For Satan” and “Leviathan Rises” have moments of blasting high paced riffing that quickly drop tempo keeping the music unique but still a dark and evil atmosphere. A lot of the album can be compared to bands like Setherial and Sargeist with their raw sound but still clear enough to hear the full force that the group puts into the release. The lyrics of the band often deal with occult mysticism, anti-christianity, witchcraft and devil worshipping which really can make any true kvlt black metal fan want to add this album to their collection.
Not many black metal bands these days truly stick out like Suffering does. With their honed technique, composition and strong presence in all their recordings, there is no saying that this band can’t be up in the ranks with Mayhem, Marduk, Dark Funeral and all the other great black metal kings. I highly recommend this release to any true fan of black metal who wants that feel of raw, ferocious and evil force that stays strong in every track the band puts out.