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Unearthly – Infernum: Prelude To A New Reign – CD Review

From the depths of the South American Black Metal scene comes a frenetic, hellish thing.  That infernal creation is the band Unearthly.  Their 2003 opus, “Infernum: Prelude To A New Reign” [Crash, Inc. Records], is a fierce display of Melodic Black Metal devastation.

Fusing the old and the new, Unearthly verges the gulf between Blackened Thrash and modern Melodic Black Metal acts such as Dimmu Borgir, Burzum, and Dissection.  They employ a dual vocal assault—a deep growl is juxtaposed against a shrill, raspy shriek.  Keyboards are used moderately, but they are used to enhance the guitar rampage.

The best cuts include “Challenging The Heavens,” the blistering “Zyklon B (Warlegion),” “Embracement Of Eternal Darkness,” and the three-part epic “Battle For The Destruction Of Hypocrisy's Empire.”  Unearthly has a volatile sound.

Overall, Unearthly is a blackened storm of sonic destruction.  Isn’t that reason enough?  Stay savage.  Farewell.

Related Bands: Dimmu Borgir, Aeon, Mayhem, Samael, Serpent Obscene, Burzum, Dissection, Aborym, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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