German black metal band Sun Worship’s 2011 self-titled demo showcased a strong Scandinavian influence. The two-track digital release is ferocious metal full of tremolo picking, blast beats, and lo-fi scream/shrieks; with long instrumental passage sans vocals entirely. The demo demonstrates Sun Worship’s predilection for melodic songwriting, and it sets a good precedent for Sun Worship’s future releases as the post-black and progressive styles become more popular among underground and mainstream audiences.
1. Phantom Canyon – (7:44) – ★★★☆☆
2. Photon – (7:27) – ★★★☆☆
[UPDATE 15 March 2016: Changed the overall rating from three-and-a-half stars to three stars.]
[UPDATE 26 April 2016: Changed the overall rating from three stars to two-and-a-half stars.]