Review by JD on April 13, 2017.
One man bands are hit and miss at times. When they are good, the world seems perfect, if it is not… I shudder to think of the horror. I have a black metal with melodic death metal overtones by the name of Haiduk.
Hailing from my country of Canada (Calgary, to be more precise), this darksome solo act (all vocals and instruments- Luka Milojica) is creating a very impressive stir around the globe in the metal underground scene that is exciting. I have reviewed another release of his (Spellbook), and am eager to see how he has progressed.
From the first track on to the very last, you get a full complement of what Haiduk does. Melodic riffing, heavy attack and very technical and brutal … same as the last release, only this time better and matured. He seemed to also step it up in all departments, but my only problem is with the programming of the drums… they seem not as full and menacing as they were on other albums. The drum sounds are not bad and do the job, but come across vert thin and at times do nothing and seem to take away from one hell of an album… at least the drums still sound better than on Metallica’s St Anger.
I am recommending this album to most metalheads out there. It shows one man’s vison can come across in all of its dark dreams of satanic glory to kick our collective butts. I gave the last album I reviewed a 9.2 out of 10. This time, I think I know exactly what to jot down.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10