Full Length: Ordalium/Chambre Ardente
Format: Digital, CD
Label: Sol Records, Amor Fati Productions
Release date: January 28, 2022
What’s good everyone!
I’m excited to talk about this project we have here that came out not long ago, which is actually a compilation LP consisting of 2019’s ORDALIUM and the new EP CHAMBRE ARDENTE, so exciting stuff for sure.
Let’s get straight into it because I feel over the course of this seven track project we have this band (that’s from Germany) highlight the key aspects of how to do a ‘Black Metal’ project well, there’s so many things they do right here, let’s name a few.
-Brutal Vocal Performances
When it comes to a sub-genre as gargantuan as ‘Black Metal’ is and arguably the sub-genre with the most ‘purist’ fans out there you have to be really careful sometimes not to fuck up the basics or stray too far away from the traditional aspect! I mean sure there has been some bands that have made incredible records from putting their own twist on things but for the most part I think it’s safe to say that mastering the basics is the best way to go and in my opinion that’s what we have here in spades!
When I listen to this record I can hear all those trademark elements being properly utilized and it makes my soul rejoice because of how much I love this sub-genre, the way the guitar rhythms shred through each track is brutal, those infectious drum patterns that graze every track with its nocturnal presence and as I mentioned above those vicious death growls that illuminate the album with fear and darkness is outstanding.
For a seven track EP these guys do a marvelous job at recreating the nostalgia while also putting their own unique twist on to make it their own, this is without a doubt a can’t miss for purists and metal heads alike! –Corban Skipwith
1. 1st Witch: Horne (Ordeal)
2. 2nd Witch: Debaraz (Ordeal)
3. 3rd Witch: Zdunk (Ordeal)
4. 4th Witch: Palles (Ordeal)
5. 5th Witch: Gesche (Ordeal)
6. Brinvilliers (Chambre Ardente)
7. Cour des poisons (Chambre Ardente)