Ithaqua - Initiation To Obscure Mysteries

by Iron Bonehead Productions

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Tom_Cruise666 Nothing original here but one hell of a tribute to the Hellenic classics. Perfect really, dripping in atmosphere and Aegean melodies. Favorite track: Summoning The Incarnations Of The Worm.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye This Greek duo's demo has all the elements I listen for and want to hear in black metal. Ithaqua might be a new entity, but they nail the old sound perfectly. Favorite track: Abyssic Journey To The Elder Demons.
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Ruarc Sounds like a blend of early Rotting Christ, Varathron and Tatir. This demo contains all that is great about 90's Hellenic BM, it catchiness, majesty, even sharing that warm, yet unpolished production with the old guard. Looking forward to more brilliance from Ithaqua.
Travis Niemeyer
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Travis Niemeyer Dark, very traditionally Hellenic in sound, sharp, and on cassette. This is oh-so my thing.
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Continuing their quest to unearth the darkest, gnarliest gems of the metal underground, IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ITHAQUA's debut demo, Initiation to Obscure Mysteries. Hailing from Greece, this brand-new duo honor their homeland's ancient black metal tradition - think earliest Rotting Christ and Varathron - by creating pulsing monoliths of arcane mysticism and epic heavy metal might. In fact, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Initiation to Obscure Mysteries is, in fact, a lost demo from the Greek scene circa 1992, such is its authentic adherence to this proud tradition, even down to the Storm Studios-esque production. Swathed in mysterious synths, occult atmosphere, and unforgettable riffery, ITHAQUA are just beginning their ascent...


released March 3, 2015


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