Released: 2014, Self Released
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
If you’re an aged metal head who can remember the heydays of cassette tapes or you’re a purist who likes to stick with the basics of musical distribution then you’ll love the first demo tape from New Mexico’s PREDATORY LIGHT.
These guys have fused black metal with modern doom and has all the right doom metal clichés packed into this very short demo. First track ‘Changing Skins’ comes with pig squeals and the tempo changes from slow and painful to blistering black metal blasting at a pace that will make you think of jump scares in a cheap horror flick.
‘Spiritual Flesh’ then brings the tape full circle with the drums standing out above the rest of the music. PREDATORY LIGHT have definitely found their own sound and I presume they’ve continued it on the second demo they released since this one. It’s quite a kvlt move releasing this demo on tape and keeping the distortion to a buzzing haze akin to television interference.
This is a band new to the world and have certainly made and impact for all the right reasons.
Review by Demitri Levantis