The howling wind-of Babalon (2012)
The howling wind is one of the new band with Ryan Lipinsky (with Serpentine path, see HERE my review of their first LP) after the split of Unearthly trance. And another proof of his good taste. The howling wind plays a really well crafted mix of black metal and old school death metal, with also a few doomy elements. It's not impressively fast, brutal or technical, but where they are making a difference is in the songwriting, in their capacity to create strong atmospheres. they install the feeling of an ominous presence with some dark melodic or dissonant riffing. The vocals and the drumming are simple but good, serving well the songs. they released their first LP called Of Babalon with the always good Profound lore records.