Zud - A Wilderness Left Untamed,
Since the release of ZUD’s 2013 debut, ‘The Good, The Bad And The Damned’, the band’s ability to seamlessly blend the likes of Necrovore, old Bathory, and old Mayhem, with that of Roky Erickson, Van Halen, Blue Öyster Cult, and even Heart has been heralded one of the most unique approaches to black metal in years. With ‘A Wilderness Left Untamed’, ZUD continues this journey with ten new tracks, clocking in with an hour of new material… a journey which will take the listener on a ride from one end of the rock ’n’ roll universe to another, full of surprises and unexpected turns, all the while distinctly always very clearly recognizable as the output of Zud. Be it with first-wave black metal, surf, sappy ‘80s pop, NWOBHM, classic rock, garage, or psyche of the ‘60s and ‘70s, hardcore of the late ‘90s, or somehow everything at once, ‘A Wilderness Untamed’ is an album which may trigger memories the listener may not have realized they’d had. It is quite unlike anything else around, and while The Misfits do come to mind that is probably as inaccurate as anything else! Loads of fun, and isn’t that what music is all about?