Defod – Cerrig Hynafol (2021)

More Welsh black metal that I only heard because of FHED, but this time it’s not shit and is actually out on the FHED label itself. Defod’s strength is in its mesmerising riffs, which are cold, eery and hypnotic, and thankfully don’t sound like they were recorded inside a cupboard on a Nokia 3310 (I’m looking at you, Revenant Marquis). This album / mini album / EP was put out on cassette, which gives it a warm, lovely sound, and really rounds out these chilled compositions (chilled as in frostbitten, not as in yoga and weed).