Label: Osmose Productions - OPCDL313 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition Digipack • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Black Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Since the guys of Principality of Hell have crept out of their filthy, stinking hole, the air has got a sulphurous aroma. The three-piece from Greece has now released its second full-length and it does definitely not come as a surprise The Invisible Empire - Principality Of Hell - Sulfur & Bane the artists saw no reason to modify the style of their music.
This means that the band delivers another dose of Venom-esque metal which is enriched with some thrash metal elements. An earthy sound sets the right frame in order to develop the inner strength of this musical approach. Hi-fi nerds will not fall in love with this sound, but that's not my problem. I simply enjoy riffs like tough leather and vocals like neck cancer. No doubt about it, Principality of Hell know exactly where they stand.
Despite the rather Loves Secret Sighs - The Rowans - Jubilation structured approach, the band does not put the emphasis on primitiveness.
The song patterns are immediately understandable without suffering from a lack of ideas. Okay, to write this kind of tunes is no rocket science, but do not underestimate the challenge of creating an effective combination of raw violence and musical catchiness.
Many bands have failed in this context. Principality of Hell are kind enough to show them how it works. They have mixed an exciting new cocktail while using the well known ingredients. The riffing of "The Invisible Empire" reminds one of the staccato of a machine gun which has been forged by Tom Warrior, the eerie elements of "Sons of the Dessert" supplement the generally sordid approach and thrashing weapons such as the The Invisible Empire - Principality Of Hell - Sulfur & Bane track give the audience a speed infusion of the finest kind.
Screeching solo guitars reinforce the thrash metal elements, just listen to "Shadow of Sodom". The Invisible Empire - Principality Of Hell - Sulfur & Bane must add that the unwashed Greeks also know how to spell "dynamic". Bang your head and play air guitar like a berserk, I hear my inner voice say. But forgive me, I am too old for this kind of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the energizing effect of the music is tangible, even for numb dudes like me.
Among other things, the band varies the tempo in a skilful manner and this way of proceeding creates a lively overall appearance. Even tracks such as "The Black Ram", which are not equipped with the most fascinating riffs, do not fall by the wayside.
It is a pretty sturdy track, but its competitors are just too strong. Do we have any downers? Well, it depends largely upon you. The spoken intro remains a futile attempt to create an appropriate atmosphere right from the beginning, but these 48 seconds do not affect the quality of the album.
The cover versions at the end, "Blasphemer" and "In League With Satan" are okay, but come on, how many more bands will recycle Sodom and Venom Haut An Haut - Various - Mark Of The Devil I & II (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks) before these tunes are totally worn out?
Every dog has its day and these tunes belong to the pioneering days of the eighties and their very special atmosphere. Metal Archives Mort De Louis-Joseph - Georges Delerue - La Révolution Française (Bande Originale Du Film) Username Password Login.
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