Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blut aus Nord: 777 - The Desanctification

Joshua's Top 10 Albums of 2011
#8 of 10

Year: 2011
Genre: Experimental Black Metal
Label: Debemur Morti
TRT: 43:47

These longtime black metal jauggernauts are relentless. After a career almost old enough to vote, they're still not ready to give up the ghost. Instead they're turning up the intensity but releasing a three part series of albums for their ninth, tenth and eleventh full length offerings. This is the second in the series (with the third part due out in early 2012), and it is monstrously depraved. They've pulled a page from MoRT, and really upped the industrial sound of the drums, giving them a pummeling machinelike pulse, which enhances the eerie guitar atmospheres and schizophrenic vocals. They've given us yet another journey to hell, and I don't think we're coming back from this one.

01 Epitome VII
02 Epitome VIII
03 Epitome IX
04 Epitome X
05 Epitome XI
06 Epitome XII
07 Epitome XIII

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