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Incantation – Sect of Vile Divinities (2020)

On Sect of Vile Divinities, Incantation continue the trend of borrowing influences from contemporaries they started out with many years ago. Autopsy and Mortician have already been referenced on Primordial Domination and Profane Nexus, namely in the use of a … Continue reading

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Prelude to Apocalypse via Onward to Golgotha

This isn’t so much a contest as a bunch of observations on two obviously related death metal albums. Onward to Golgotha is Incantation‘s magnum opus and rightly resides at the very peak of the genre. The proliferation of the internet … Continue reading

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Vocal lines are no longer memorable in death metal

Virtually every death metal band from the first wave had its share of infectious vocal lines. From Deicide to Dismember, death metal fans grew up memorizing and screaming morbid lyrics in much the same way their baby boomer parents may … Continue reading

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Condemner – Burning The Decadent (2018)

Condemner – Burning The Decadent Condemner return from a brief hiatus with a debut full length that tries to balance the chromatic progressiveness of Omens Of Perdition with the insistent simplicity and brutality of American bands like Embalmer, Cardiac Arrest, and … Continue reading

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What makes Incantation unique

[Incantation have come to be the preeminent death metal band to be borrowed from, but how much do the new adherents really have in common with the legends? Condemner guitarist P.B. contributes this analysis on the subject] I suppose that … Continue reading

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Incantation – Profane Nexus (2017)

Perhaps the most significant thing about Profane Nexus is the presence of ‘The Rites of the Locust‘. Here, Incantation take aim at the global pestilence of Islam, thus becoming one of the few established underground bands to avoid the honey … Continue reading

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A thought on bands using Incantation and Immolation as template

Frequent commenter neutronhammer left the following on a Phrenelith review: “I want to like this, but there is something about this album that is a bit off. Quite a few jarring, decontextualized start-stops. Songs which resemble a pastiche of riffs … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Timeghoul (Discography) vs Incantation (Onward To Golgotha)

    Impressionistic appraisal: Timeghoul Discography (1992-1994) “I am a God, the prime being. I shall impale you on the crumbled pillars of the millenia“. Not just fighting words; Timeghoul‘s demos go a long way, perhaps farther than any death metal … Continue reading

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Condemner – Omens Of Perdition demo (2015)

Condemner – Omens Of Perdition (2015) Writing long dark death metal songs of the style Condemner do on their demo is no easy feat. As a general rule, the longer the song, the harder it becomes to retain its context … Continue reading

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Causality in music

[Originally written for deathmetal.org] [EDIT: The image above might suggest that I believe in the idea of a prime mover as postulated by religious doctrine. I don’t, not in that exact sense, nor did I stop to think of it … Continue reading

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