Moving away from their previous album, this one is much more fast-paced and in your face. Not as great as their previous album, but if you prefer the black metal portion of "blackened death metal," then this should be one to at least try out.
Favorite track: Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions).
Patrick Bruss (CrypTicuS)
These are not men. These are Demons. As my buddy said, "These dudes are VERY angry about... somehing!" The Polish Gods return with another master-work of savage blasting Death.
Favorite track: Sign of Apophis.
Poland's death/black metal kings Azarath are ready to move forward with new music. On April 7th, the band will return with their most furious sonic statement to date, a new album titled "In Extremis". The eerie painting that adorns the album's cover was made by Marta Promińska (Hypnagogic Painting).
Meaning "at the point of death" or "under extreme circumstances" in Latin, "In Extremis" is yet another apex reached by Azarath. The effort arrives six long years after its predecessor, "Blasphemers' Maledictions" (2011), and places the band back at the fore of the genre, with strong ties to the group's early cult albums. Black as a night and dense as tar, "In Extremis" offers a whirlwind of chaotic currents ready to overwhelm.
Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, the opus was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. Graphic design and layout were done by Mentalporn (Behemoth, Origin, Decapitated) with calligraphy provided by Ihasan Art and additional work by Holy Poison Design.
Following the album's release, Azarath will play at Inferno Festival (Norway) and Party.San Festival (Germany). The record release show will take place in Warsaw (Poland).
Azarath crept from the shadows almost two decades ago, by the will of Inferno (Behemoth) and then-members Bruno and D. Six albums later, the band's line-up is shaped by the said Behemoth drummer, together with Bart (Armagedon, Damnation) on guitars, Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem, ex-Infernal War) on vocals and guitars, as well as Peter (ex-Lost Soul) on bass. The band's death metal is crisp, black, and while it possesses the charm of its American counterparts (such as Immolation or Krisiun), it remains open-minded and organic. This should not come as a surprise, considering Azarath's impressive line-up and cemented position as one the the best Polish acts of the genre.
- Digipack CD with 36 page booklet.
- Limited to 100 copies gatefold red LP with 20 page booklet.
- Limited to 150 copies gatefold white LP with 20 page booklet.
- Limited to 250 copies picture LP with 20 page booklet.
- Standard black LP with 20 page booklet.
- T-shirt (2 versions).
- Hooded sweatshirt.
- Full zip hooded sweatshirt.
- Digital format.
There is a reason why this was the hottest black metal release 2015 and still is one of the most notable albums in the genre.
The orthadox christian atmosphere adds an important element to the album and colours the songs greatly. An1ta
I am floating in your music. If I had to describe determination, genius, honesty, devotion, soul and pure feeling to a Mars resident, I would play this record. Dziękuję z całego serca za muzykę !!
Indeed the riff in II 1:29.... wow. moax-j
this band so far can do no wrong. this is an album people will be talking about for years and years to come. it's an instant classic. it has everything you want in a death metal record. this is a must have album and my album of the year in 2019 kittyandpooch