A cacophony of demonic shrieking and roaring is the first assault on the senses that you’ll hear in this new song. It builds tension, and it conveys a warning that a violent and blood-freezing experience will follow on its heels… and that promise is fulfilled.
The name of the song is “Herencia Terrena” (“Earthly Inheritance”, according to Google Translate), and it appears on Llamas De Gloria Primera, the impressive debut album of the Argentinian black metal band Enoquian, which will be jointly released on November 25 by Satanath Records (Russia) and Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador).
Enoquian are a relatively new band (formed in 2015) from the city of General Roca in the province of Río Negro, and there are only two men in the band (guitarist/vocalist F. Dieser and drummer F.T.), though they sound like an army.
After that opening salvo of horrifying voices, “Herencia Terrena” intensifies the assault with drumming that sounds like a cannonade, and a toxic haze of slashing riffs. As this destructive campaign unfolds, F. Dieser moves rapidly among riffs that jab and jolt and hammer like a pile-driver, while also discharging flashes of alien dissonance and frenzied swirls of eerie, buzzing noise. His vocals also fulfill the promise of the song’s opening cacophony — they’re an unhinged expulsion of enraged howls and throat-tearing shrieks.
And so the song becomes a conjunction of physically arresting, blood-lusting savagery and poisonous, unearthly atmosphere. It’s a real rush to hear, and a great example of what these two young slaughterers have achieved on this debut record.
Satanath and Morbid Skull are releasing the album in a jewel-box, vinyl-style CD edition with a 12-page booklet, limited to 500 copies. For pre-order info, check the links below. And keep an eye on Enoquian — they’re already at work on a second album.
This chaotic sounding Black Metal cohort originates from Argentina. The band itself was formed back in 2015 and this is their only release to date. Their sound production is very raw and totally unpolished. It sounds like a pure rehearsal recording that has to do with their honest and conscious dedication to the past times, where it was done exactly this way. Don't be scared, their debut CD was mixed & mastered properly, just the approach they used during the recording process of their 8 tracks was defined by pure old-school underground spirit. If I listen to the vocal parts, I can conclude they are definitely about those blood-spitting Black Metal screams we used to call "true". Regarding the overall music of ENOQUIAN I would say differently as even if the core structures are Black Metal-ish, we can find a lot of elements coming from the Death & Thrash Metal styles, especially if we look more closely at the guitar playing. The lyrics respectively to the album title were written in Spanish. I am poor at that language, but the occult symbols and sigils in their booklet suggest me they are about anti-religious and misanthropic themes. Those who hate modern sounding records are deeply encouraged to get their hands on this wickedly underground Black Metal item. The CD comes with vinyl-style design on the topside and also includes a killer pit-art on the bottom side, while the booklet is set to 12 pages. Enjoy the crude sounds from the deepest depths of the underground!!!
Next up with just the right level of black destruction (and a sweet name and logo to boot), are the mysterious Argentinian demons Enoquian. They formed in 2015 and have no prior releases to their name bar this debut album ‘Llamas de Gloria Primera’. Which explains why they’ve never crossed my path before now.
A brief moment of chilling ambience sets the tone before the fury kicks in. This is raw unbridled black metal, stripped back and caustic. Some thrashy or death influences creep in through a side window to fuck up your shit when you least expect it, but overall throughout the album they stick to the same formula: a short ambient intro, then unleash the hounds of hell. Which, surprisingly and to their credit, doesn’t get old. There’s enough variety in the tunes to keep each song fresh, and some of the introductions create a genuine horror vibe that only enhances the grimness that follows.
Good throat-shredding vocals cap it all off and the production is kept just on the right side of kvlt; although I’d love to hear what these tracks sound like with an absolutely crushing production. There’s some huge riffs in there with perfect skittering drums behind them that would just annihilate your cranium with a more weighty sound; they’re good as it is, I just can’t help but wonder.
Very pleased I heard this, it’s a great debut and I get the inkling their next one will be fucking incredible. Well worth a listen.
Behexen, Dissection, Mayhem: dopo avere riascoltato vari pezzi di queste formazioni, proposte da Satanath Records nella descrizione e trovando pochi paralleli, mi sono reso conto di dovere cercare anche altrove. "Llamas De Gloria Primera" è il debutto degli argentini Enoquian, fondati nel 2015.
Il gruppo ha la sua base a General Roca, nel sudovest del Paese. Questa è una delle poche informazioni di cui disponiamo. Concentriamoci dunque su "Llamas De Gloria Primera", disco da riassumere a grandi linee così: Scandinavian Black Metal meets Slayer. Ma, chiederete voi, che cosa ne fanno gli Enoquian di questi luoghi comuni? È presto detto. Vi saltano alla gola con la violenza degli Slayer di "Hell Awaits" o "Reign In Blood" ammantati di Death Metal, soffocandovi con gli assillanti ritmi delle scuole Black svedesi e norvegesi. Dark Funeral, Dissection e Darkthrone sono dei riferimenti validi. L'equilibrio compositivo raggiunto con questi elementi, le strutture ricercate e la buona tecnica esecutiva ci lasciano sospettare di essere davanti a musicisti esperti.
Detto questo, alcuni potrebbero etichettare "Llamas De Gloria Primera" come scontato. I Sudamericani in generale sanno però sfruttare influenze di ogni tipo, rifinendole con quel piccolo tocco di proprio. Gli Enoquian si posizionano così facendo nel quadrante occupato anche da nomi come Necrophobic, distinguendosi con canzoni variegate e il tocco pittoresco dato loro dai testi in spagnolo.
Llamas de gloria primera album released on Satanath Records. No shortage of brutality. Every song on this release is crushing. It is very reminiscent of old Morbid Angel and Behemoth. Eight tracks of well delivered madness and velocity. The topics are all sung in spanish. Fast and precise drumming. Well though out riffs. Powerful vocal attack. With this release we get an overall idea of a dark voyage taking place. Songs like "Esclavizando al maestro" and "Destructores del ser" come at you with fierce potency.
In conclusion, If you enjoy dark abysmal sounds, rooted in the path of black metal then look no further.
Which way can the black metal genre be put into account next. For it is the likeness to that of Enoquian to be precise, their album "Llamas De Gloria Primera", doing a fair amount of damage to the genre, but in a good way. Listening in to this album is quite something else, as the album moves along, so does the material, each track showcasing a different stroke of appeal. Like for instance tracks like "Extremo Erróneo", "Herencia Terrena", and "Control Trapezoidal", are more or less the only tracks that really give way to how this album turns out in the end. It being an album of context, that is just downright evil. Evil being a word of choice due to the mannerisms of the material in question, because of how the quality goes, it is approachable in a more welcoming fashion. The tone of vocals and instrumentals being done by just a duo of performers, is saying something, because it all sounds very intense yet frank. Likely being a varying sense to the black metal genre, it being more modernized than anything in the way of how Enoquian is doing it here. Nonetheless though, "Llamas De Gloria Primera", is one piece of work, that makes the black metal genre more pleasing than anything else.
Enoquian are a band from Argentina that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Llamas De Gloria Primera" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Morbid Skull Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album before going into a more heavier and melodic direction along with some grim black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music a more raw feeling.
Elements of thrash and death metal can also be heard at times while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some nature sounds and field recordings also being added before some of the tracks and he music always remains heavy.
Enoquian plays a style of black metal that is very raw in the 90's tradition while also adding in touches of death and thrash metal, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Enoquian are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band with touches of death and thrash metal and if yo are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.