Debemur Morti Productions resurrects ARCKANUM early albums

Three milestones in Swedish Black Metal history are set for a glorious new dawn ! "Fran Marder", "Kostogher""Kampen" - ARCKANUM's legendary first trinity of oblations to Pan, the Mighty God of Nature - will be resurrected by Debemur Morti Productions on August 28th. Encased in noble digibook packaging, these exclusive re-excavations are enhanced by improved layout and remastered sound, courtesy of Andy Classen’s Stage One Studio.

WAY TO END : Album details disclosed

The title, artwork and full tracklisting of French depraved WAY TO END's forthcoming debut album are finally disclosed. "Desecrated Internal Journey" weaves seven sinuous, disarmingly dissonant spells of elevated-consciousness composition, “Black Metal” the starting point but by no means the end of their journey !

Tracklisting is as follows :
1. Facing The Abyss

Narnia - Course Of A Generation (2009)

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Narnia is a Swedish band that features a very impressive lineup of musicians and has been around since 1996. The main difference between “Course Of A Generation” and “Enter The Gate” is the change of vocalists they made, bringing German Pascual to their lineup.  

The main reason Power Metal is not one of my favorite musical genres because plenty of releases in this genre sound very alike. And “Course Of A Generation” is the perfect example. While the music is very good and the overall album production is stellar, it feels like I’ve heard the same songs somewhere else, there is nothing new or innovative about this release. That being said, we will assume that there are no other Power Metal bands in the world, for the rest of this review.

Macbeth – Gotteskrieger (2009)

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This review is about the Germany Heavy Metal band called Macbeth, not to be confused with the other 5 or so bands with the same name. This band has been plagued by bad luck causing them to split 2 times.

It’s been three years since their self titled last album, and with “Gotteskrieger” the band return with a very interesting album, that differs from most Heavy Metal releases that I’ve heard in the last few months.

“Gotteskrieger” can’t be labeled as a traditional Heavy Metal release since the guitar riffs for most of the songs are not very traditional, each song has elements from many other genres that make the band’s sound very dark and fresh. The only ‘common factor’ between the songs are the vocals. They are very raspy but Heavy Metal sounding.

Rebellion - The Clans Are Marching (2009)

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Rebellion is a German Power Metal band that has some ex members of Grave Digger in its ranks. “The Clans Are Marching” is a short EP released 1 month before their next full length album. This EP features 4 songs that will leave all fans of the band and the genre hungry for more in anticipation of the new album.

While I’m not a huge fan of Power Metal, I can recognize a quality release when I hear one, and this EP is top notch in my book. The band is known for releasing high quality albums and this one is not an exception.

Eternal Tears Of Sorrow – Children Of The Dark Waters (2009)

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After being blown away by the promising new track from this album that was included in their single “Tears Of Autumn Rain”, I was expecting this album very much, since the band usually takes a while to release albums.

“Children Of The Dark Waters” was well worth the wait of 3 years, the album picks off where “Before The Bleeding Sun” left off with the track “Angelheart, Ravenheart” and it never lets go. The band’s unique symphonic sound is one of my favorite things about the band and I must say that they have improved it since the last album.

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