Band/artist - Armagedda
Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - Sweden
Album - Ond Spiritism (Djæfvulens skalder)
Year of release - Anno serpenti MMIV
I don't come across good satanic black metal often. On the whole I find this whole devil-worshipping a bit silly, but hey, whatever flops your mop. Lucky then, that I found Armagedda, one of these Swedish bands (Ondskapt, Watain, Funeral Mist...) who seem to take their doctrine dead seriously* while creating pure-bred black metal that is nonetheless sophisticated. Ond Spiritism, the band's last before disbanding, brims with restrained anger and is only rarely allowed to burst into all-out aggression. This sets an ominous, tense mood which is coupled to some lovely melodies. Helvetestoner, Afgrundsvisioner and Aendalykt are great individual tracks but the album is very rewarding in its entirety.
*) as I do mine, agreed, agreed.
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