However, (apart from a few dark ambient like intros) none of that is to be found on this raging assault from Swedish traditionalists Khaospath. Their way is harsh, bleak and relentless. With piercing riffs, ferocious blast beats and hellish screams this trio elbow themselves in the region of old school black metal and seeks the company of acts like Marduk, Watain, Gorgoroth and so on. Perhaps, in a way, '...For The Devil Speaks The Truth' sounds like many other black metal releases, perfectly blending in with the scene, but then again, there are some brilliant songs to be found here.
'Under A Bloodstained Nightsky' is such as song, on average a lot slower than the others but as immersive as a lavaflow. Personally, I've always preferred the slower songs over the blast-beats driven ones, especially with the shrill sound that makes this genre what it is. Nonetheless, 'Under A Bloodstained Nightsky' is a stunning piece of music, perfectly suited for your after-midnight rituals, whatever those may be. Besides, the song is followed by my favorite fast one, the grim and thrashy 'A Blade At The Edge Of Sanity'. Both songs fit quite well together too, adding a sense of concept to the whole thing.
'Oraculum Strigoi' is another highlight, and an excellent single/video to promote the entire album. It contains plenty of variation between slow and fast, harsh and harsher. It incorporates some clean vocals, some tiny resemblances to gothic rock and even a hint of industrial. Most of all, obviously, it's a prima example of the skull battering black metal, one which the fans of the genre can easily appreciate. Same goes for the entire album, as it is simply an excellent piece of work. Recommended? Fuck yeah!