Hecate Enthroned -Dark Requiems. And Unsilent Massacre cd

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2016 reissue in digipack

Enter the genre of symphonic black metal. The sub-genre is generally criticized for not staying true to its roots, and often causes bands to be labelled as “sell-outs”, such as Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. However, this album is not one of those examples. One of the reasons for this is that traditional black metal is not very appreciated by other people who are not in the genre; it often has low production quality, cold atmospheres, harsh, high-pitched vocals, and satanic lyrical themes. This style is not appreciated by many, sadly, and often leads to bands changing their style, incorporating elements from other sub genres of metal and often including keyboards. This band has several similarities with Cradle of Filth, as the vocalist was one of the many bassists Cradle of Filth has had. This album resembles the older work of Cradle of Filth, however (before they were considered “sell-outs”). This album retains many of the roots of black metal, however, one of the most noticeable features being the high-pitched vocals (which resemble Dani Filth’s vocal style on albums such as V empire or Dusk and Her Embrace). The production quality is not too refined, giving it some of the traditional black metal style. This album manages to balance some of traditional black metal’s elements with symphonic elements, to produce an evil and dark style. This is the band’s second full-length album, released in 1998. It manages to create a dark atmosphere with the keyboards, while having chugging riffs, harsh vocals throughout, giving the listener a complex sound to digest. The keyboards give do not only give melody but also set the atmosphere for the songs. The album still manages to be heavy even with the incorporation of keyboard symphonies. Overall the album is very symphonic, heavy, and fast. Songs suffer from being too similar to each other and makes it hard to pick any individual tracks. The album as a whole does not offer much variety, but manages to not be repetitive by varying song structures and having unpredictable keyboard melodies. The songs often slow down unpredictably, and speed up in the same fashion.

Track list:
1. In Nomine Satanas-intro
2. The Pagan Swords Of Legend
3. Centuries Of Wolfen Hunger
4. Forever In Ebony Drowning
5. Upon The Kingdom Throne
6. For Thee, In Sinful Obscurity
7. Dark Requiems, And Unsilent Massacre
8. Thy Sorrow Bequeathed
9. The Scarlet Forsaken
10. Ancient Graveless Dawn

Additional Information

Label

Dissonance Productions

Release Year

2016

Catalogue Number

DISS023CDD