Sunday, January 17, 2010
Katharsis - VVorld VVithout End
Norma Evangelicum Diaboli, 2006
Still in stiff running for the best black metal album of all time in my book, though Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger is close. Totally chaotic demonic howlings from the dimension beyond the singularity drive in Event Horizon. Battlefield near-death screamings of a psyker. Ok enough lame scifi-horror references, this is like the solo at the end of Reign In Blood turned into an album. This album is intense, no song quite peaks like VVytchhunt. And fuck all the "war metal" and "chaotic black metal" out there, this shit is the real deal. Production is massively heavy, if there ever was a black metal band that needed high fidelity, this is the one.