Avoiding all the recent trends that have invaded Black Metal, WINTERMOON offer their first demo tape filled with gritty misanthropic raw Black Metal. You know the drill, no female vocals, no keys, minimal production; old school Black Metal the way it's supposed to be done.
Done mostly through the DARKTHRONE school of Black Metal, WINTERMOON don't offer anything original, but that's part of the point. In keeping the true spirit of Black Metal alive the proper groundwork needs to be laid out and this demo does it to a T. Despite the unoriginality, the tracks are exactly what they should be, cold, dark, straight to the point. The interesting part to the this demo has to be the vocals; instead of the typical Black Metal screech, most of the vocals are done in a Black Metal whisper, with the occasional scream.
A noble first effort, we'll wait and see what Argathon does next… (Online January 9, 2004)