Album: The Heretics
Label: Seasons Of Mist
Genre: Black Metal
Release Date: February 15, 2019
For over 30 years Rotting Christ has been pushing the boundaries of black metal. With their newest album ‘The Heretics‘ the band keeps that trend going. The album starts off with the song “In The Name Of God“. The song starts with someone talking about how humans will believe in any kind of divine deity. While some who believe may wind up being rebellious or even a heretic. After the person is done speaking, the band unleashes a fury of heavy riffs and blistering fast drums. The speed slows down a bit throughout the song, but it stays just as heavy.
One of the most common things I had noticed throughout the album was the use of heavy drums to set a tone. The hard hits didn’t show themselves in every song but they did through a good number. It added a nice depth to the album and gave it a bit more of a dramatic feel. Another thing that was great about the album was the use of the person who voiced the introductions of certain songs. The way the narration was done reminded me a bit of the epic poem The Inferno by Dante Alighieri. The biggest highlight of the album in my opinion was the song “The Raven“. Throughout the song the band used quotes from the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
‘The Heretics‘ is a great album. If you are a fan of more atmospheric black metal than I highly recommend this album. You can pick up the album on Itunes, Bandcamp, as well as on the Seasons Of Mist website.
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