Written In Torment are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that plays a very grim, dark, melodic, raw and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes" which was released by Glorious North Productions.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, a s for the synths when t hey are utilized they bring a very dark, epic and atmospheric sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that utilize some raw and primitive elements as well as some dark sounding melodies in the riffing as well as some thrash and death elements, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads that utilize a great amount of skill and talent.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams to deep demonic growls as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and samples, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Anti Christian and Human Suffering topics, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Written In Torment are a very great sounding heavy, melodic, raw and primitive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Earth Decimated" "Descent Into Total Madness" "Behold The Trinity Maimed And Rot" and "Necessary Evil". RECOMMENDED BUY.