Having nothing in common with the Québécois black metal bands or the Cascadian black metal scene, Kafirun’s closest black metal comparator in Canada would have to be Thantifaxath, and Kafirun is almost as good as those cacodemons. This is a high-speed, high-energy, and thoroughly dissonant descent into madness, though moments of beauty are scattered throughout. Vocals are tortured. Instrumental proficiency is stunning. Songwriting is insectoid, like that of Lorn’s Arrayed Claws. Amazing.
Favorite track: Prophetic Death Trance.