Ashes of Angels

Agonia Records

France is becoming quite the hotbed for boundary-crushing black metal, and though Aosoth doesn’t quite have the finger on the batshit-crazy button with the same intensity as, say, Deathspell Omega, they definitely impress on Ashes of Angels. Brainchild/hobby of Antaeus front man MKM (surely that stands for something supremely evil), Aosoth mixes black-metal’s slate gray wall of sound with the thrashy intensity and ultraviolent circle pit tendencies of Today Is the Day and Slayer. The chugging riffs and raining-nails metallics in MKM’s vocals give the whole affair a dense weight. I have seen the future and it is murder.


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