Hailing from the stomping grounds of Belgrade, Serbia are Black Metallers KOZELJNIK. The band formed in 2006 and have since released: 2 full length albums and 2 EPs. Currently consisting of drummer L.G. and vocalist/guitarist/bassist Kozeljnik (both members of other Serbian BM bands MAY RESULT and THE STONE). This is my first exposure to KOZELJNIK and their music a mesh blend of mid tempo type of Black/Death Metal. I was in contact with L.G. when he mailed me a copy of the band’s latest EP Null: The Acheron of Multiform Negation. The EP consists of 6 tracks and runs just over 35 minutes.
The last 2 tracks on the album are from the band’s first demo from 2007 and showcases a much different sound overall. The first of which is “Scourged with Apathy”and a blast beat fast paced attack that really brings out the musicianship of the duo and provides a hint Somberlain-era DISSECTION to the mix.
This is a well polished EP that provides a good solid release. You have to listen to the album a few times in order to get a “feel” for it and to also adjust to the vocalist. Otherwise, the music does provide a doomy mid-paced style of black metal. Check out MAY RESULT and THE STONE so that you can get an idea of what these musicians do prior to checking out this release. I think this album good effort, but not a great one.