This is really original black metal. It has grind, thrash, death, and progressive elements to it, so it is not at all that monotonous, lo-fi, and grim black metal. In fact, all that really makes it black metal are the stretches of blast beats and a few of the riffs. The bass player and drummer are absolutely killer. I recommend this to anyone who likes great forward-thinking metal, not simply for black metal fans.
Favorite track: Black Flame.