777 Babalon are a band from Slovakia that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being ritualistic dark ambient/noise with some elements of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Berashith" which was released by Nihil Interit Records.
"0 = Theogony - The Book Of Meon" begins with some dark ambient sounds and ritualistic chanting demonic voices along with some drone and harsh noise elements and after awhile you can hear some black metal style vocals in certain sections of the song as well as the song getting more diverse in sound and halfway through the song programmed drum beats are added into the mix along with some industrial elements later on in the song.
"I = Christogony - In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was With God, And The Word Was God" begins with some avant garde and experimental sounds as well as some dark ambient synths and after awhile you can hear harsh noise elements and black metal screams in certain sections and a few minutes later there are some spoken words from the Old Testament being utilized along with some programmed drum beats a few minutes later, halfway through the song loops and drone elements start coming in and after awhile some heavy guitar riffs start coming in along with more black metal screams and the song closes with the spoken word parts.
"II = Cosmogony - Liber Trigrammaton Sub Figvra XXvii" begins with some avant garde sound effects and dark ambient synths which also leads up to some experimental influences coming in and after a couple of minutes programmed drum beats and black metal vocals start coming in as well as some deep demonic growls and the song gets more diverse and epic as time goes on by and a few minutes towards the end you can hear some spoken word parts in the background and the album closes with some black metal screams.
Song themes cover Thelema, Occultism and Old Testament themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from 777 Babalon and if you are a fan of ritualistic dark ambient/noise, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACK "I = Christogony - In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was With God, And The Word Was God". RECOMMENDED BUY.