Burnt Offering are a band with members from Russia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 demo "Madness" which was released in February by Narcoleptica Productions.
Spoken word samples and nature sounds start off the demo before adding in a powerful sounding bass guitar which also takes the music into a heavier direction and once the grim screams kick in the music starts going for more of a fast and raw black metal direction that incorporates a great amount of blast beats and 90's influences.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic while some tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts while a later track is very long and epic in length and also brings in a brief use of clean playing and the band closes the demo with an instrumental track which also brings in more of an atmospheric, tribal and ritualistic sound.
Burnt Offering plays a style of black metal that is very raw and heavily rooted in the 90's while also having a very dark and evil atmosphere, the production has a very dark, raw and old school sound while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover Satanism and Slavonic Chthonic Dieties.
In my opinion Burnt Offering are a very great sounding raw and satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dog" and "Mkowb". 8 out of 10.