TEMPLE OF BAAL The Vision of Fading Mankind

Split · 2011 · Black Metal
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4/5 ·
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Slaves to the beast...

Genre: brutal black metal / blackened death metal

An unholy alliance was forged between two of the most evil French bands on the face of this planet when the decision to release this split was made which features Temple of Baal and Ritualization.

While the Ritualization part is more brutal death metal oriented, Temple of Baal deliver a brutal blend of death metal and black metal which combines the riff-style, associated with black metal, and the brutality of death metal. Performed on heavily distorted guitars and an even more distorted bass plus ultra fast blastbeating, all filtered through a raw production, the four Temple of Baal songs on the split come across as being incredibly brutal compared to a lot of other black metal tunes.

There is also some more death metal oriented riffage injected into the tunes on this split, and the vocals are performed in a death grunt style, so there should be something for both death metal and black metal fans here.

As with the Ritualization tunes on the split, I find the Temple of Baal part very enjoyable - in part because of the brutal sound and in part because of the way they balance death metal and black metal. I am sure that fans of brutal black metal and blackened death metal will find the Temple of Baal part of this split just as enjoyable as I do.
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