Metal with WWI lyrics is a traditional affair – especially in the extreme metal sector where bands such as Endstille, God Dethroned or Hail of Bullets set the bar high. But none of them took the matter as seriously (visually too!) as 1914! The Ukrainian act mixes blackened, massive death metal with audio drama soundscapes and disquieting melodies, and tunes like ‘A7V Mephisto‘ bring in the majestic doom factor. The Blind Leading The Blind towers over the listener with dense atmosphere and technical supremacy and even has a surprise up its sleeve in shape of the blackened punk cover version of The Exploited`s ‘Beat the bastards‘. A future genre classic!