One-man blackened death metal deviant Luka Milojica (aka Haiduk) returns with Exomancer, the follow-up to 2015’s well-received Demonicon.
Less entrenched in mud, grime and filth, Exomancer finds Haiduk upping the technicality, further embracing the cold winds of the North and unleashing an endless array of spidery-like riffs which cast their web far and wide.
Laced with intricate diversions into an almost hypnotic, tremolo-world of ever undulating riff patterns, there’s more Darkthrone circa Soulside Journey here than the Morbid Angel meets early-Slayer of old, but that only serves to compliment Haiduk’s evolution.
Characteristically brutal, brutally honest and built on the foundations of a singular vision, Exomancer may be embracing the atonal blackness of the past but there’s also a sense of the future about this release; an ever-reaching, darkness-exploring, explosion of black/death/extreme metal discovery. 7/10
Haiduk: Luka Milojica – all instruments (guitars, vocals, drum programming)
Exomancer is avialiable now via bandcamp!