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“Antichrist” (remaster) by Gorgoroth

Artist: Gorgoroth
Title: “Antichrist” (remaster)
Label: Regain Records
Release Date: 10/23/2007
Genre: Black Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

So you have emerged in relative safety from your journey into Black Metal territory and have chosen to continue on back into the thick of things once again with the mighty Gorgoroth. You felt that you handle what they were about with their debut “Pentagram” and just in time for your realization comes their sophomore effort, the 1996 release “Antichrist”. The album would find the band continuing strong into battle against the light for Black Metal dominance with the armies of darkness by their side. Oddly enough their second album would run just twenty five minutes and be even shorter than the debut, and while it seems to be the length of one, this is not considered an EP. The journey that that they took us on began with “Pentagram” and it is examined a little deeper on “Antichrist” which as you could expect from its title is loaded with blasphemous and satanic topics and imagery. If you don’t believe me then just listen to songs like “A Rank Smell Of Christian Blood” and “(Possessed) By Satan” to clarify the statement. “Antichrist” is an upgrade from top to bottom in the musical sense from “Pentagram” as it seems as though the themes that Infernus wishes to deliver are a little clearer and this time around he is also handling the bass as well as all guitars on the recording. However, he lists this as “desecration of amplification” in the liner notes along with “poetry of darkness and Satan” to explain how he is responsible for the full lyrical content too.
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