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I've been starting to get more into other Black Metal (still very very picky about it), but for years, as far as I was concerned, this was the only style of black metal that existed. War-Metal brought to us by some of the same folks that brought us death metal favorites Angel Corpse, the under-appreciated Sacramentary Abolishment, and also Conqueror, who these guys sound almost exactly like, being as they're pretty much the exact same band, which for me, is a good thing. Fucking extreme shit. Non-stop blastbeats, angry, field-of-1000-saws guitar sounds, and stark raving psychotic screaming to round the whole thing out. This album is a gift to lovers of the Blasphemy school of simplistic, intense, extreme black metal, but is at the same time a fist in the face of people who want more refined sounds and don't appreciate total black hell armageddon on record. The people who don't like it, despise it, and the people who do can't get enough. Those of us who appreciate this noise from hell to help us celebrate the hideous forthcoming war that will rage for centuries, can rest easy, knowing that it never lets up for a second, but they've done a great job keeping it all interesting, never playing an unending tempo for too long or subjecting us to a lame riff. The whole thing has a kind of hard to pinpoint "catchiness" to it, which is imperative in this style, provided by the structured vocal patterns these guys have. They also gear down periodically, treating us to a soul destroying slow riff, but never for long. The speed gets back up quick, with that voice barking at you, berating you with his hideous screeching yell. This is great stuff. My favorite is track 5, Annihilate Or Serve. This is a great "catchy" (that damn out of place word again...) track with the pick-across-the-strings trick these guys employ throughout the album being used heavily. Can't end the review without mentioning the amazing drum work of J. Read, who is one of the best drummers in the underground, as proven here and in Axis of Advance. He plays as fast as possible, but maintains his own style, which in this day and age of drummers that are nearly impossible to tell apart, is great to see. Great album. Buy this if your a fan of Blasphemy, Beherit, or anything like that. Avoid at all costs if those bands are too primitive, extreme, one dimensional, or whatever other reason for you. Leave this to us.