This wasn’t really a big surprise, and with this assertion I
mean the fact that «Scorn» is a very nice album. In few
words, the third full length of this Sweden based two pieces can de
defined as black metal in its purest misanthropic / schizophrenic form.
Nowadays the label ‘black metal’ is quite generic (from
melodic music – Dimmu Borgir, Illnath- to more folk orientated
or even gothic like opera such as encountered on last C.O.F. albums).
If I quote acts such as Darkthrone (second era), Burzum or even Mayhem
(first period), one should get a clear and better picture of the kind
of black metal Avsky are into. The duo has a very Nordic and old school
sound that is fuelled by repetitive guitar schemes, slow paced bass
drums frameworks and haunting screaming vocal works. The combination
of repetitive riffage and rather slow song structures compliments the
impact of the songs even if some themes may benefit from a shortening
of their length. Nevertheless, «Scorn» is a very competent
hypnotic effort. I like.