Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse (2013 NN Promo)
"I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this album, not having heard these guys for several years; but when I happened upon the band’s latest release I discovered something in these ten tracks that seem to carve out the future of the black metal genre. While these riffs definitely seem to have a thick Norwegian layer of frost on them, as well as a bit of the new-school approach reminiscent of Satyricon, Inquisition also seems to relish in layers of progressive, somewhat spatial sound matter that appears to coincide well with the slew of drum onslaughts that come with an amount of force and fury that reflect the awesome power of a supernova. There’s an obvious “cosmic” theme to the music, something truly otherworldly that is further enhanced by the vocals. Yet it took a while before I became aware of their importance in the piece. It just seemed to me that the band’s frontman Dagon produced the same sound that one might make if they had to speak through a machine, because they had lost their throat due to emphysema; though you can’t help but feel that this makes the work more mechanical and therefore more interesting. Dagon sounds like he’s from another world, and therein lies the album’s charm..."
Read More Here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-inquisition-obscure-verses-multiverse/