When I first heard of Arkhon Infaustus and saw one of their stupidly kvlt pictures, I wrote them off right away as some bullshit bedroom trve Black Metal band who practiced in their mothers basement and had fully planned out their first church burning but will never go through with it. I openly admit to stereotyping this band, and laughed them off and went back to jamming the new Bowerbirds(you guys just missed my Folk and Country music faze). But as a moved back toward listening to primarily Extreme Metal, one of the first bands I ended up hearing from was Arkhon Infaustus. It was then that I re-learned one old life lesson while also learning a brand new one:

1. Never judge a book by it's cover.
2. Arkhon Infaustus are fucking amazing.

is by far one of the most evil, brutal, uncompromisingly dark albums ever produced. Despite their image and connection to the French Black Metal scene(which is the best Black Metal scene on Earth right now), Arkhon Infaustus are as much Death Metal as Black Metal: this album makes heavy use of guttural growls, crushing riffs and even some groove from time to time. But it's also filled with plenty of dissonant, complex Black Metal that the French scene has become famous for. The vocals and production are the highlights of this album: the band makes use of the previously mentioned guttural growl, a mid-pitch, raspy, pained scream similar to Glorior Belli, and a larynx-piercing shriek, often all at the same time. And the production on this album is filthy, nasty and ugly: perfect for ugly music like this. Just check this one out guys: it's utterly brilliant for both Death Metal and Black Metal fans.

232 kbps(means nothing on this record)


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