Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blaze Of Perdition - "Towards The Blaze Of Perdition" CD

Strong Polish occult black metal

This is a reissue/remastering of the Polish black metal act's first full-length album from 2010, and it's a solid offering of evil, mid-tempo metal in the vein of Watain. 

"Misterium Kliffoth" is solid but pretty typical black metal -- highly aggressive and intense, yet with an underlying air of sorrow. The guitar leads and rhythms are strong, to say the least, and the vocals, though they don't deviate much, are raw and effective in the context of the music. "The Scarlet Woman" is a thunderous assault, and includes some Aleister Crowley recordings as part of it's intro, so score a few points there.The rest of the album is just as good, though.

Production is superb, leaving plenty of room for all instruments, with deep lows and crisp highs. "Towards The Blaze Of Perdition" is a well-done album (especially for a debut), and if occult black metal ignites your fires, this is easily recommended.

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