Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn! #4


9 Nov 2009, 10:46

It's been quite a while since I listened to Black Metal, but after reading some rave reviews about White Tomb by Altar of Plagues, I was curious if the music could live up to the reviews. To shorten things, it definetely could.

"White Tomb" is the fourth release of the Irish trio, "First Plague" and "Through The Cracks Of The Earth" being their demos and Sol their already much respected EP. So what does "White Tomb" sound like?

The label homepage says:

If bands like WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM conjure scenes of epic nature, massive cascading waterfalls and engulfing forests, Altar Of Plagues create stark images of crumbling skyscrapers, dying and rotten urban structures, empty cracked worn down highways and desolate vast oceans.

True. Altar Of Plagues play a mixture of Black Metal, Post Rock, Post Metal, which blends in perfect harmony. It's Black Metal meeting Isis, Mogwai, Red Sparrows, or something like that. Especially the first track, the 12 minute lasting, epic opener Earth: As a Womb, totally blew me away.

Another good thing about the album: it reminded me of old greats like Vinterland and Dissection, especially The Somberlain. Not that they are really comparable, but anyways...


  • aethernaut

    I agree with everything, nice review.

    9 Nov 2009, 13:30
  • Praetorianer

    Thanks pal :).

    10 Nov 2009, 10:26
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