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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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A comparison of two classics: Dawn Of Possession vs Onward To Golgotha

Like two trains rushing past each other in opposite directions, the debuts of Immolation and Incantation found them closer in terms of sound than they would ever be again. Immolation would evolve significantly in the four years leading to Here In After, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming death metal: Drawn And Quartered/Centurian

It is an indictment of the metal climate today that albums of the caliber of Feeding Hell’s Furnace and Contra Rationem have gone mostly unnoticed amidst the never-ending flux of Incantation copycats, pretentious occultists that mistake C-grade horror movie atmosphere for … Continue reading

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Incantation – Dirges Of Elysium (2014)

Incantation have been making steady efforts to differentiate themselves from the hordes of imitators that have swamped the death metal genre in the last ten years. The period spanning from the release of Decimate Christendom to the present day has … Continue reading

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Death Metal from the tombs: Blaspherian and Imprecation

These two American bands comprise the very best in sepulchral death metal in existence today. Both play a style native to the North American continent, owing a large debt of gratitude to the atonal, chromatic forms first put forth by … Continue reading

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