ALGHAZANTH


"Wreath of Thevetat" (Woodcut; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Symphonic black metal merchants Alghazanth come blasting out of the gate with regal synth work and blistering guitar and drum interlockings on their eight-track "Wreath of Thevetat."

This Finnish corpse-painted crew channel the evil into swirling movements of melodic death metal majesty on cuts such as the eerie "The Kings to Come," "Twice-Born" and the grab-you-by-the-throat immediacy heard on "The Phosphorescent."

While their style is unashamedly ripped from the clutches of Emperor and Dimmu Borgir, this quintet's dead-on display of symphonic black metal emits an epic vibe that those entrenched in the darkside will undoubtedly embrace.

For more information, check out http://www.alghazanth.com.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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