||Plutonium is a band that doesn’t like
to put a label on their music. Mostly it’s comprised of black
and death metal, but elements of industrial and a few others can also
be heard. “Wind Of Change” is the bands first demo and
four tracks and eighteen minutes later I want to hear just a couple
more songs. The disc kind of sounds like a cross between Burzum and
old Emperor, conveniently they dedicated this recording to Quarthon.
I love the black metal leads on the second track, along with the speed
and shredding riffs. Plutonium’s music has a certain aura and
the riffs possess an evil presence and power. The vocals are grand
black metal screams with passion. But there is something about synthetic
drums and black metal oriented music that has never appealed to me.
I guess the drum machine can get on the annoying side, while the musicianship
is inspiring. I know this is a demo and using less production is a
technique to use when you want that “Old School Black Metal”
sound, but if they had good production, this could be much better.