Posted on December 12, 2009 -
With this album Immortal tips their hat to their former “wall of sound” approach to creating music. It would be nigh impossible to find any holes in the constant blast of sound that emanates when this album is played. It seems that with every Immortal release, we are treated to a different spin on the traditional “black metal” approach. This CD is indeed black metal, but a tr00 or kvlt BM fan would rather die than be caught with a CD like this. Screw them, they are to focused on purchasing the same sounding album over and over again to impress their “inner circle” friends. Damn in Black mixes thrash with black metal to form a very unique and punishing record.
A learned listener would be able to pick up on the nuances from past albums that have been worked into this one. The opening song Triumph seems to be a hybrid of Battles in the North and Blizzard Beasts. (Drools) The tracks are overall less technical than At the Heart of Winter, but make up for it with a constant driving beat from hell. (Provided by our hefty friend Horgh)
I highly recommend getting this CD if you are a fan of Immortals (duh!) or enjoy the heavier aspects of metal at all. It is definitely worth your money despite the fact that the CD clocks in at 36:40. That’s almost 37 minutes of pure metal madness at its finest!
Standout Tracks: Darkness That Embrace Me, Damned In Black
*I highly agree with Chris Andersons review of this CD as well*
“Our black eyes sparkle, celebrating death”