DIABOLICUM "The Dark Blood Rising (The Hatecrowned Retaliation)"

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DIABOLICUM "The Dark Blood Rising (The Hatecrowned Retaliation)"
  • Album: The Dark Blood Rising (The Hatecrowned Retaliation)
  • Year: 2001
  • Label: CODE666
  • Artist: 
  • Sweden

I remember that right after Napalm Records set this band free of any contractual obligations, Sasrof started to send messages all over the world referring to its band super-album that was about to be released ... yet had no interesting offers from the labels. Code 666 moved fast and I believe it was a wise choice for both sides. Besides the fact it is a multimedia CD containing all kind of data (and the digi-pack is exceptional), there is interesting news as various invited guests participated on this album: John Nodveit (DISSECTION) from prison, Dirge Rep (ENSLAVED), Martin & Elena Shirenc (PUNGENT STENCH/HOLLENTHON), Wraath (SETHERIAL/NAGFLAR/BEWITCHED). Their collaboration is concretized clearly in "The Song Of Suffering" track, an intriguing one rather fractured away from a different chapter, by far having nothing in common with the new album! Otherwise... just Swedish fast Black Metal Old School Death Metal and some tints of Industrial Ambient Noise. The album doesn't sound bad at all, the interpretation is at least exceptional...still at the innovation point I must declare DIABOLICUM refuses to evolve, in spite of the few experimental elements included here. Well, the most important aspect, after listening to the album, is the energy filling your entity so that it might even help you easily break a wall or any other obstacle in the way!
www.diabolicum.cjb.net .