Ak'chamel The Giver Of Illness are a band from Texas that on this recording plays a mixture of lo-fi black metal mixed with psychedelia and this is a review of their 2013 cassette "Thrower Of Sickness" which was released by Halloween Quest Records.
The cassette begins with some raw, lo-fi black metal guitar riffing and then starts adding in grim screams and starts getting more upbeat as time goes on by as well as speeding up and adding in blast beats along with a dark atmosphere, when it goes into the next song it goes more avant garde, experimental and psychedelic as well as adding in demonic voices and am radio voices.
Later on the album returns back to being raw black metal while also keeping around the avant garde and experimental elements which in return creates a very original sound while adding in more touches of psychedelia and as time goes on by Gregorian chants are added onto th e cassette.
"Once we get to the last song the mid 60's and early 70's occult rock sound starts to dominate and brings in organs and it takes the cassette into a more evil direction while also having in elements of harsh noise and as the song progresses demonic chanting is adding in calling upon the dark forces of Chtulu as well as bringing back some black metal elements and the cassette closes in a more psychedelic direction as well as mixing in radio sounds and choirs.
Song lyrics cover Lovecraft and Occult themes, while the production has a very dark, lo-fi, raw and primitive sound along with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Ak'chamel The Giver Of Illness and if you are a fan of lo-fi black metal mixed in with experimental and psychedelic, you should give this cassette a chance. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devourer of Stars" and "The Old Ones". RECOMMENDED BUY.