Seriously, those Southern California dudes are really good at this black metal stuff. Minor keys and howling vocals imprisoned by a blinding night fog, TUKAARIA have progressed beyond the shrouds of white noise on the earlier releases (splits with VOLAHN and ODZ MANOUK) and entered the world of truly mesmerizing sound. The voice is wrapped in a shroud of guitar, and the pace is frenetic even when not blazing. Subtle slow guitar leads soar above the chaos, and after six songs I'm left breathless. Get intense.