Demeter – black metal from Cork veterans
What you may need to know…
01. Bleak yet subtly atmospheric black metal is the modus operandi for Cork four-piece Demeter.
02. Comprised of veterans of Irish metal and hardcore, including members of Kawtiks, Soothsayer, Dominus, Slugbait, Hope is Noise and one-man project Molde, the band have more than enough miles behind them.
03. Streaming above is the band’s first demo, Blight, available now for free download from their Bandcamp.
04. Catch them tonight in Cork at Fredz, supporting for Soothsayer, and on the 25th of February at the Urban Assault all-dayer, confirmed for An Spailpín Fánach on Cork’s North Mall.
Verdict: Raw and unremittant black metal with a quietly melodic sensibility, alternating between barebones riffing and blast-laden noise.