December 2, 2008

Celestial Bloodshed - Cursed, Scarred and Forever Possessed

Band/artist - Celestial Bloodshed
Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - Norway
Album - Cursed, Scarred and Forever Possessed
Year of release - 2008

I frequently speak out against Norwegian black metal, which may be a bit unfair. Just because I don't like Burzum, Gorgoroth and Satyricon anymore there's no reason why no good music can come from Norway, indeed! Celestial Bloodshed is one of the bands that prove this point. It's really quite classic mid-nineties black metal but with a certain flair I can't rightly explain. The very grim vocals, somewhere in the grey areea between grunts and screams, sure do impress, and you won't be disappointed riff-wise at all, either. The dragging slow passages have a rightly evil sound and rumbling floor-tom fills make the copious blastbeat sections nice and heavy. Even someone like myself needs some vitriolic straightforward black metal like this every once in a while.
  1. Intro
  2. Cursed, scarred and forever possessed
  3. Sign of the zodiac
  4. Truth is truth, beyond the God
  5. All praise to Thee
  6. Gospel of hate
  7. The demon of old
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