Despot are a 1 man band from Brazil that plays a very atmospheric, melodic, raw and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2010 demo "Cold Deliverance" which was re-issued by Acephale Winter Productions in the year of 2013.
"Cosmic Revelation" begins with spoken word parts and a few seconds heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with some drums make their way into the music which leads up to some grim sounding black metal screams and after a couple of minutes there is a brief use of melodic guitar leads and halfway through the song the music gets a lot faster along with some blast beats and primitive guitar riffing for a few seconds before slowing down again and then switching back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as bringing back the guitar leads.
"The Bastard Hive" begins with some sound effects before the grim sounding black metal screams, heavy and melodic guitar riffs kick in and a few seconds later the drums start kicking in and after awhile some fast and primitive parts start coming in and out of the song while mostly focusing on mid paced and slow parts.
"Cold Deliverance" begins with some melodic guitar leads with the heavy guitar riffs and drums kicking in a few seconds later and then the black metal screams make their presence known and halfway through the song they start adding in some fast and primitive guitar riffs which utilize some melody as well as blast beats and you can hear some keyboards in the background and then the song goes into a more mid paced direction.
"Rejoice In Isolation'' begins with some slow and heavy guitar riffs and drums which evolve into blast beats and fast, melodic and primitive guitar riffing which leads up to some black metal screams and as time goes on by the music gets more diverse sounding.
'Ode To Jupiter" begins with some background ambient/drone sounds and the song is all instrumental except for some spoken word parts that are utilized halfway through the song.
Song lyrics cover Atheism and Literature, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Despot are a very great sounding melodic, atmospheric, raw and primitive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cosmic Revelation" and "Rejoice In Isolation'". RECOMMENDED BUY.