Release DetailsLABEL Baphomet
RELEASED ON 6/4/2002
Foreseen Storms of the Apocalypse
posted on 9/2002 By:
Another day, another boring black metal release. Let me start off by saying I do enjoy black metal, it's just there is so, so many releases found in the genre that copy the black metal of old. There are just not enough black metal bands out there today really trying to advance that type of music. Too many are trying to put out an album that sounds like Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse or Mayhem's De Mystriis Dom Sathanas. Both of these albums were put out 10 years ago. They defined the genre at the time, but both bands realized there was more to be found in black metal and have expanded their sound, Mayhem with A Grand Declaration of War, and Emperor with every successive release. I'm not saying these bands have to be genre defining like the releases I mentioned above, but they should try to throw their own twist on the music. The music on here is the straight forward black metal assault. Blistering fast guitars and double kicks, but that's about it. There is no really brutal, expansive or progressive riffs found anywhere in this album; just straight forward fast riffage. The vokills are pretty decent except for some awkward clean vokills found in the last track. That's about all I can really say about the musicianship on the album, it's not very much to get excited about. The lyrics also follow the black metal standard of killing Christ and promoting Satan's name instead. The production of the album is about par. It has the raw black metal feel for all you black metal enthusiasts. If you're into old-style blistering fast black metal, then this is right up your alley. Perhaps back in the day when I was heavily into black metal I would have dug this release a bit more, but I just really can't get into the repetitive nature found here. I prefer bands that add a little more spice to their music, like Emperor (RIP), Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir, and Borknagar. If you're wearing corpse paint and/or big spiked gauntlets right now, then buy all means you should buy this album, but as for everyone else you're better off saving yourself fifteen dollars.
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