Marcel H. : You have got all sorts of black metal and not only from the old trusted Norwegian branch. Zud is a band which doesn’t keep itself to the Norwegian sound but just does what it pleases, not giving a shit, like a true black metal band should. Somewhere I have seen Zud’s music being described as sleazy jammy rockfish black metal and that description is spot on. It is rockfish without turning into black ‘n’ roll there are long drawn-out instrumental parts which sound a bit like a jam and a sleazy blanket accompanies it. The four songs (actually five, but for convenience sake I am not counting the one and a half minute intro) that clock in just over forty minutes in total and form ‘The Good, The Bad And The Damned’ don’t bore for a single second and know how to captivate. What surprises me is that a band such as Zud has had to self-release this album when there are thousands of crappy black metal bands around with an album contract. So, come on labels, give this a chance. I am sure there is a market for this.