This Burzum-esque Hungarian band, like many of its kind, draws inspiration from the history of its homeland. Siculicidium is a mass murder perpetrated by the Habsburgs in 1700s against the Székelys, an ethnic subset of Hungarian civilization. Their songs drift and drive a long at a mid-paced with competent distorted riffing. However, at least on the EP we’ll be taking a look at, it’s in the atmospheric clean guitar clearings where the band defines itself, decorating the music with striking spoken word passages that will make you wish you spoke Hungarian, one of Europe’s most unique language. Thought the band released a more seasoned set of works with their 2009 full length Utolsó vágta az Univerzumban, the 2006 EP Lélekösvény is where we’ll head first.
“Az Erdo Szelleme” – The song starts of unassuming enough but is quickly overcome with a heaviness that’s not employed often enough in such rough productions. The mixing of clean guitars and vocals is also superb.
“A Blackened Desire” – In my short affair with this band, it’s this song that draws me back in again and again. The sounds of early Norwegian black metal engulf most of this EP and, though the full lengh which we’ll eventually revisit has more distinction, this EP has a charm all its own. The production is almost perfectly suited to black metal sensibilities. Though I’d prefer more cavernous vocals, that’s probably a personal taste. A pretty interesting and yet very orthodox band if haven’t yet checked them out. Just wish I knew what they were saying.