BLACK WITCHERY - Inferno Of Sacred Destruction (CD w/ DVD) United States | Black
OUT NOW ON HHR: Comes with a 20 page booklet featuring artwork for each track and a live DVD in Helsinki with multi-angle footage & soundboard audio. This HHR pressing is the exact same as the Osmose Productions European pressing.
In 2001, BLACK WITCHERY decimated an unsuspecting scene with their "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom" debut. Four years later came another strategic strike against the weak 'n' false with "Upheaval of Satanic Might." Now, as anticipation reaches a fever pitch, BLACK WITCHERY return to claim their crown as the unrivalled masters of unrepentantly barbaric blackdeath with "Inferno of Sacred Destruction." More caustic, close-minded, and crushing than ever, this unholy black/death speed trinity create an unholy conflagration guaranteed to devour and destroy even the most battle-hardened underground warrior - witness the "Inferno of Sacred Destruction"! Recommended for maniacs of BLASPHEMY, ARCHGOAT, REVENGE.
"Predictable, a one-trick pony if you will, but a nightmare steed nonetheless that peppers its bleak, 'Intromancy' or 'Sepulchral Witchcraft' interludes with carnal sewage the likes of 'Holocaustic Church Devastation,' 'Antichrist Order of Holy Death,' and 'Kingdom Against Kingdom.' Incredibly oppressive, raw guitars bludgeon over noisy, warlike drums while Impurath's hate is poured free like a conflagration of concrete... [recommended] if you appreciate black metal at its most barbaric and primitive, and seek nothing but the affectations of loathing and treachery that this band revel in, or the Osmose and Hells Headbangers imprints in general" -From the Dust Returned webzine
"Black Witchery have successfully stayed on the top of their game with Inferno of Sacred Destruction, an album of true diabolical quality. While people are quick to write this as untalented noise, the truth is that Black Witchery builds a lot of its charm around simplicity and 'less is more' approach that should be prime value for every good extreme metal in this vein, and the bestial philosophy only adds up to the overall charm. The production is a bit more deathlier than on its predecessor, and the CONQUEROR cover song puts the icing on the cake, so to say." -Metal- Sound.net [8/10 rating]
"Black Witchery have always been there continuing what bands like CONQUEROR, BLASPHEMY and BEHERIT began. On Inferno... , it's like there's a bit more BEHERIT than before, a bit of the ritual feeling one feels when listening to Drawing Down the Moon. It lies in the background, not upfront. It's in the details" -Currents
"It's very easy to dismiss Black Witchery as another BLASPHEMY, ARCHGOAT, or CONQUEROR clone, but this is so much more... The music has a real old-school feeling; it reminds me of the early black metal bands. It has the same type of chord progression and arrangements that band such as CELTIC FROST, BATHORY, and HELLHAMMER used. This is a great album -dark, chaotic and primitive" -Minacious.org
"Oh my fuckin' god, does this fuckin' kill. Absolute crushing black metal that Satan would bow to. This band plays with such feeling and hate, it is not even funny... When done right, black metal can be the most extreme form of music, and this band does it right... The feeling and atmosphere and power this band deliver is second to none. This is black metal done right and at its finest. If you call yourself a black metal fan, this is easily a must-have" -Metalcorefanzine.com