Bofo Kwo
Space/Time Carnivorum

Label: Sliptrick Records
Three similar bands: Esoctrilihum/Emperor/Satyricon

Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
01. Plate Of Hate
02. Second Sun
03. Epic
04. New Destination
05. Green Leviathan
06. Bullets of Despair
07. The Massacre

Ted Egger (Bofo Kwo) – Vocals
Janne Winther (Bomari) – Backing Vocals
Kimmo Lindholm (Wamufo) – Lead Guitar
Elmo Winther (Lord Elmonioz) – Backing Vocals

Legend Of A Cannibal King (EP 2017)

Wayne Rich - vocals

Instruments recorded, mixed and mastered by Kimmo Lindholm
All vocals recorded by Janne Winther, Ted Egger, Lord Elmonioz
Artwork by Kimmo Lindholm

Released 2020-06-30
Reviewed 2020-11-08


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Since their start in 2014, their unique sound following the adventures of three “cannibals” through their journey, has swept across the planet. This album marks their return to space through time. With symphonic black metal landscapes, mixed with punk, grunge and classic blast beats, Bofo Kwo has created a unique sound in the extreme metal world. That is what they state in the press sheet about the debut album of Finnish band Bofo Kwo, I like unique and fresh ideas and that is usually not the most common thing when it comes to the black metal – so how about this one?

Well, it is black metal pretty plain and simple. Grunty vocals, rough sound, pretty slow and with several vocalists but you don’t notice that until you read about it. The production is probably pretty average for the genre, there aren’t really any surprises here, but the band at least tries to do something of their own and that thing is at least a positive. The variation isn’t that great and the playing time at 45 minutes is a bit on the long side. The album isn’t too adventurous, the themes feels kind of black metallic but with a slight sci-fi twist.

If you are a fan of the black metal genre this album might be interesting and good for you, if you aren’t it isn’t really an album that will change your mind. It is good that they want to be unique and whatever, but the desire is one thing and succeeding is another thing and if the endeavour was to be unique, they weren’t really that successful. It sounds pretty typical of the black metal genre, with some slightly personal touches but the sense is still typical black metal and nothing surprising.

I think we can do without this album; black metal fans might find it interesting, but I doubt that it will impress any wider variety of music fans. They do what they do decently and there isn’t too much to complain about, but not that much to be impressed about either – I think there are better choices out there for the music fanatic.