Primavera Sound Barcelona
Of course blues and black metal have a lot in common. The devil that appeared before Robert Johnson at the crossroads is the same one that Venom has on their record covers. Or at least that is what Zeal & Ardor claim. On their debut Devil Is Fine, each song starts like an apocryphal gospel and, suddenly, flips towards noisy necromancy. And it makes total sense. Black gospel (in every meaning of the word) in which the Swiss-American artist Manuel Gagneux starts off preaching his sermon like a dreamy version of Delta blues, and then smashes it against a pentacle of avant-garde metal!
Devil Is Fine (Mvka, 2016)