Built on barbaric rhythms and crushing riffs, topped with the sort of evil vocal that the Lord of Hades himself would struggle to imitate, it’s by turns depressively dirge-like and neck-snappingly fast, but in a way which is as effective as it is displeasingly pleasureable.
It’s an album which, while not pushing any boundaries, superbly encapsulates all that is best about the modern BM/DM crossover scene, with its mixture of evil intent and masterful delivery. Essential listening for all fans of the genre.
An Arrow In Heart / One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies / Temple Of Knowledge / Under Nails And Fingertips / Broken Dialogue 1 / Broken Dialogue 2 / Ritual Marks of Penitence
‘IV’ is out now on Agonia Records.