OČI VLKA – Demo
Thankfully, a very good black/death metal is what I got, instead. While the 1st and 5th track are the two sides of the same coin serving as intro and outro and a little self-indulgent, "Vnimani Zivota Na Prahu Smrti" (Perception Of Life On The Threshold Of Death) is a varied paced concoction of Cradle Of Filth cooked on Dissection with multiple satisfying melodies which is why the faster, bleaker and the very Gojira-like unnamed 3rd track is a step down, which is excellently remedied by the more aggressive, crushing and cavernous "Basnikovi". Tracks 2 and 4 generally should serve as the blueprint for a full length should one be attepted any time soon.
Why Oči Vlka’s debut "Demo" did not blow me away it passed its intended test with a crushing, admittedly already unique sound, commendable production and performance with above average songwriting, so I’ll definitely be looking out for more from these guys.