Skaldic Curse may be the best UK black metal bands to come out the past few years. Formed in 2000, their goal was to create nihilistic and progressive black metal, and with their 2nd album they’ve really fine-tuned their unique and original sound. “World Suicide Machine” showcases the intensity, coldness and brutality as a black metal album should do, but it also has an original sound with the songs eerie riffs and strange atmospheres. There’re also hints of old-school thrash in there. The tracks are varied, both in pace and feeling. Skaldic Curse takes inspiration from different bands like Mayhem, Voivod, Darkthrone and Rush, and manages to create their own unique and original style. “World Suicide Machine” will be one of the most revered black metal releases of 2009!