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Idolatry: Visions From The Throne of Eyes

Canadian black metal is on the up and up these days. While groups such as Gevurah and Thantifaxath lean slightly toward the more experimental side of the genre, Alberta’s IDOLARTY offer up something more in line with tradition.

“Visions From The Throne of Eyes” is Idolatry’s third release in as many years, beginning with a self-titled EP, a split with Unrest the following year and now this, their début offering.

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Comprised of 9 tracks and clocking in around the 44 minute mark “Visions From The Throne of Eyes” opens with the simple yet beautifully ominous “Visions from the Throne of Eyes (Pt. I)”

After being lulled into an almost false sense of security “Thunder From The Depths” explodes into action and forces the listener to sit up and take notice with blastbeats, high octane tremolo picking and top notch Black Metal screams. This is where the record truly takes off, taking hold and tightening its grip. Overall “Visions From The Throne of Eyes”
has variety and some rather interesting vocal experimentation (Satanas Haxan) yet still manages to retain all the key features of what made second wave Black Metal such an explosive force.

Here, at least, IDOLATRY do not attempt to reinvent the Black Metal wheel by any stretch of the imagination. But when that wheel has been churning out such enjoyable listens as this,

why bother?

Stand out tracks;

“Thunder From The Depths”
“Satanas Haxan”
“Tiamatic Winds”
“Imperator Nero Murmurationis Hortum”

———–By: Shane Bermingham———-

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IDOLATRY

Line-up:

 

Lörd Matzigkeitus – Vocals

Lycaon Vollmond – Guitars

Nox Invictus – Guitars

Fulgur Exorcista – Bass

Daemonikus Abominor – Drums

 

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VD Spoke to the Virtuous Evil: Interview with Lörd Matzigkeitus (Vocals of Idolatry, Author of Catharsis Spoke Her Virtuous Evil)

 

Some black metal bands have established a common lineage between dark lyrics and poetry. Aesthetic lyrics of Dissection, Lord Belial, Emperor or Dead Era Mayhem are some illustrations that surely back up my previous claim. Lörd Matzigkeitus has inscribed some odious belles-lettres for the lyrical purpose of his band Idolatry, that surely contain the literary elegance. Lörd Matzigkeitus has taken his endeavor to next level by setting out the initiative of “Catharsis Spoke her Virtuous Evil”, an incendiary black metal poetry book on death, despair, Satan, agony and raw kinky bondage sex. Meanwhile,  Lörd Matzigkeitus is coming up with two other black metal projects as well. The following conversation with him focuses on different aspects related to Idolatry, his poetry,  upcoming black metal projects, personal beliefs, and some other captivating issues.

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