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THE CAINIAN CHRONICLE

Ancient

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.67 | 5 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Ancient returned in 1996 with this album, their second album.

Gone is the pretty pointless new age/acoustic interludes. A new arrival is the all out blast attack with some hints of folk rock melodies. The usual screaming black metal vocals is here and so is the tremelo picking guitars too. This is 100 % proof black metal. No less, no more. In this respect, Ancient is just followers although they are not alone in this. Primitive black metal still have a pretty big following and this album should really appeal to them.

Quality wise...... well, I find myself almost enjoying this album. The final track Homage to Pan is a really good track which I hope, since I bought the other albums too, is giving a pointer to the follow up albums. The rest of the album is a very decent album.

You can do far worse than purchasing this album. But this album is for black metal fans only, I am afraid.

2.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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