After a debut Ep and a split Canadas very own Idolatry delivers now a well forged and lethal sword for all to experience!
It has been some very clear and large steps towards the throne this band has made under a short time, the Ep and split had a strong feelings of fighting forward, searching for their own black nectar to drink from....
...And here within these trembling walls or should i say within this hell twisting-void Idolatry has now found their true ground! First spin i was amazed of its share rage and relentless satanic attack and the second spin and onwards it just grew and grew. Two things that is really working here is one the overall engulfing effect from the way the members deliver their parts, two the songs structure is of course in many ways traditional but they is constructed with great dynamic mix (besides 2nd bm wave cold riffs some nice thrash riffs push this further up) of parts that rips off your shorts (and your genitalia if you are unlucky) and off heavy atmospheric bits that brings your thoughts to the end of times.
The production is organic and well mixed and has a kind of smokey vibe to it...well of course there is smoke when there is fire!
Another thing that i really think makes this record one of this years favorite albums is the multi layered architecture in vocal department, a nice variation of dribbling gremlin vocals to harsh raspy ones to strong clean but cold screams etc...feels sometimes like the whole band is chanting for the veil to break and let the Lightbringer into our dimension.
Grand intense black metal that never lets up!
Best tracks is 3,7,9 (last song is extra mighty and a nice touch with the sound of fire and screams in the end)
Both a cd and a vinyl edition is out now from Humanity´s Plague. (see link below)
And it also for me personally a proud time as i did the artworks and layouts!
1. Visions from the Throne of Eyes (Pt. I) 02:08
2. Thunder from the Depths 05:52
3. Satanas häxan 05:16
4. Anachronistic Might of Spellcasting 04:20
5. Cathartic Expulsion of Shrieking Sorrow 04:52
6. Visions from the Throne of Eyes (Pt. II) 05:09
7. Tiamatic Winds 03:52
8. Illuminated Ominous Darkness 04:40
9. Imperator Nero Murmurationis Hortum 07:30