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Incantation has come home.

The label where they started their career 3 decades ago, has once again become their sanctuary to breed the most evil doom death known throughout the Nine Realms. This doesn’t mean that they’re all of a sudden harking back to their sound from the early nineties, because in fact they never really left it in the first place. Both with Craig Pillar and with John McEntee at the helm, Incantation ‘s output has always been consistent both in style and delivery. Never the less their last 2 albums were particular highlights that stood testament that the fyre of Hell has not dimmed in the slightest. So how does their return to Relapse fare? On their recent compositions they displayed a renewed interest on the really slow, doomy parts, which is something they’re exploring even further and more often on ‘Profane Nexus’; the funereal “Incorporeal Despair”, “Messiah Nostrum’ or the closing” Ancients Arise” being a good case in point. Of course, they can still tear heaven asunder like on the swarming “Rites of the Locust’.  Incantation never disappoints.

Tracklist:

1.      Muse

2.      Rites of the Locust

3.      Visceral Hexahedron

4.      The Horns of Grefin

5.      Incorporeal Despair

6.      Xipe Totec

7.      Lus Sepulchri

8.      Stormgate Convulsions from the Thunderous Shores of Infernal Realms Beyond the Grace of God

9.      Messiah Nostrum

10.  Omens to the Altar of Onyx

11.  Ancients Arise

 

Label: Relapse

8.5/10

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