Enchanting, raw black metal of the highest order. The feeling evoked by this music completely matches the album cover. One of the best black metal releases in history
Favorite track: Obscurity - Visitation.
Striking while the iron is hottest, Belgium's POSSESSION return with a brand-new mini-album, 1585-1646. Here, the quartet go from strength to strength, melding the best aspects of their critically acclaimed His Best Deceit demo and the proceeding, even-more-feverishly-received Anneliese EP and then stirring the cauldron more potently 'n' poisonously. Forever committed to ancient black/death darkness but still brimming with a youthful fervor that's blanching to behold, POSSESSION unleash four spells across 1585-1646 that take the churning, teeth-gnashing hysterics of their demo and imbue them with Anneliese's haunting, more-dynamic poise. Taken together, the band's growth over the past two years is startling - seemingly, they can accomplish every diabolical deed they can envision - but not once do they forget the raw, rabid edges so crucial to their formation and especially to black/death metal.
Through these four tracks, POSSESSION tells the story of a witch who lived in France between 1585 and 1646: on "Obscurity," an intro sets the crucial medieval atmosphere; with "Visitation," the future witch receives the visit of the Devil, who offers her a pact she accepts; on "Ceremony" comes the Sabbath; with "Guilty," the Inquisitors hunt the witch, catch her, and torture her to make her confess; and at last, on "Ablaze," the Inquisitors burn the witch. Feel the fire of 1585-1646 and be consumed...
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I love Algleymi very much but there’s one area in which this is superior: production, especially the drums. Otherwise they’re two quite different records, but both are black metal classics as far as I’m concerned. Hopefully we won’t have to wait long to hear more. Metallurgical Fire
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I am floating in your music. If I had to describe determination, genius, honesty, devotion, soul and pure feeling to a Mars resident, I would play this record. Dziękuję z całego serca za muzykę !!
Indeed the riff in II 1:29.... wow. moax-j
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Pride. Heroism. Pathos.
A vivid glimpse into what went on in the hearts and minds of those courageous, vastly outnumbered Spartan heroes who faced impossible odds at the Battle of Thermopylae, and, devoted to death, sacrificed themselves in a glorious last stand that would echo immortally and inspire bravery throughout the ages.
Likewise, this album will withstand the test of time as one of the greatest in the history of metal and beyond. Voidysseus