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martedì 18 aprile 2017

Infernal Angels - Ars Goetia

#FOR FANS OF: Black, Dark Funeral, Mgła, Belphegor
Italian melodic black metallers Infernal Angels feature plenty of glimpses of pure aggression that are blended into parts of mournful, disturbing sonic extremity with sudden melodic grafts throughout here which produces a fine Scandinavian angle to the music. The album is based mostly on tight, ferocious tremolo riffing that produces a strong, thunderous base for the rest of the music to offer the frantic tempos and patterns featured throughout here. Generating plenty of intensity with the blistering drumming while remaining firmly aware of the tight, frantic buzzing melodies blazing alongside the raging music featured here, and overall there’s a solid amount of work displayed here that makes for a wholly enjoyable time. The one main problem with this one arrives in the fact that there’s just not a whole lot of deviation in the music which has a ton of opportunities to express any kind of variance here yet it doesn’t really offer that here. It’s all pretty much the same general buzzing tremolo melodies and rather tight, same-sounding rhythms for the most part, and that does tend to lower the impact of the album when it’s almost impossible to figure out where on the album you are. Still, the tracks here aren’t all that bad here. Once this gets past intro ‘Amdusias: The Sound of Hell,’ there’s quite a lot to like here as ‘Vine: Destroyer of the World,’ ‘Purson: Matter and Spirit’ and ‘Bael: The Fire Devour Their Flesh’ feature these in rather impressive, explosive manners. As well, ‘Asmoday: The Impure Archangel’ and ‘Paimon: The Secret of Mind’ drop a lot of the intensity and go for more mid-tempo melodies to really give this a bit of variation. Still, that doesn’t detract from the main flaw in this one. (Don Anelli)

(My Kingdom Music - 2017)
Score: 80