Black Metal from the UK
Iceni are one of the few really good Black Metal bands operating in the UK underground at the moment. They have a raw yet epic sound, with flashes of Bathory and Mayhem. The guitars do not just follow the standard tremolo picking approach, but use the full arsenal of black metal and death metal techniques, much like Darkthrone did on their earlier stuff.
The standout quality of this band is the lyrics. They seem to really take care to create thoughtful, inspired and above all, excellent lyrics on a regular basis, frequently diverging from their core material of imagery related to the early English tribes from which they take their name.
Standout track is Journey the Pathways Unknown but they have an entire 6-track demo available for listening on Last.fm.