Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Inquisition – Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (Hells Headbangers 2011)
As with so many acts on this label, I can’t get enough of this stuff and this band especially is just dominating this year!!!! If you haven’t picked up “Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient Cult “ yet than do so right fucking now and purchase an advanced copy of this one from HHR as well, this is truly sludgy and plague ridden raw black metal that oozes out from some sort of demented mystical realm. The vocals are visceral like an incantation from some possessed beings intestines as the tempo and rhythms go through a slimy doomy tar layer then burst into full on hells fury and machinegun fire. I really love the slower vocals and mildewed, oily sensation of the guitar riffs, it’s almost like a mossy and grimy swamp of sound that you can just feel on your skin. I’ve recently been tripping out on Urfaust and Wormsblood, and always am digging deeper into the carcass of the more unique black metal forms to find obscure stuff like Inquisition, because no one sounds just like them and they do what they do so damn well. This is the type of stuff that makes me sit up and take notice and always makes me froth at the mouth, I MUST have this one to blast and wallow in my own filth to.
The official street date is January 18th, but definitely grab the advanced copy now unless you’re waiting for the vinyl and desecrate the holy season with this noise.
Also recommended: Ride for Revenge, Skull Fuck, Prosanctus Inferi, Profanatica for a deeper gutteral and crushing listen.