Saturday 28th January 2023,
The Black Planet

INQUISITION – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith

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 Inquisition’s seventh album“Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith”, allows the listener to hear  the same line of work that the band used the fans in previous releases, typical Inquisition sound production, and grim cold darkness that only old school black metal have, combined with a bit of doom and thrash here and there.

We can hear, most of the times, that the guitar sounds like an ordinary black metal album, but the rock’n’roll elements added to the composition are stronger than in previous releases. As with much of the guitar work on this album, the listener will hear the band early thrash roots shine through Incubus’s drums, galloping and stomping as blasting on this record.

Dagon’s vocal style remains “croaking” as before.This new ritual of the extreme duo have some interesting songs for us to discover like “From Chaos They Came”, “Wings of Anu”, “A Black Aeon Shall Cleanse”, “The Flames of Infinite Blackness Before Creation”, “Mystical Blood”, “Through the Divine Spirit of Satan a Glorious Universe Is Known”, and “A Magnificent Crypt of Stars”, songs that perfectly combine the heavy parts with the slow parts that tend to be a bit melodic.

If the listener is a puritan of black metal,he’ll find here a nest where he can lay their ears and enjoy this album for a long time, but for some other listeners it might get 4 or 5 rotations before the album fades into obscurity.

6/10

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