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ARCHEMORON - Sulphur and Fire - CD - Cryptia Productions - 2015

When Sulphur and Fire starts, for a few minutes you will think that someone in Greece made a better Immortal album than Immortal did on All Shall Fall (which isn't a hard thing to do, though). When it ends, you will be thankful to Archemoron for reminding you that black metal is still the best kind of music there is. Darkness, pride, class, attitude, dignity, playful coldness, imagination, skillful solos, real riffs, commanding vocals, stop-go parts, blasting parts, old stuff, new stuff; Archemoron is on fire here.

Perfect, powerful sound, long instrumental sections, moments of wonder, moments of glory, moments of destruction, moments of desolation and emotion; you have heard some of these before, but not like they're done here. And those you have not heard, and you will absorb them as if they were the most natural thing.

Even if, some pieces sound like they were randomly stitched together, and some songs aren't quite finished, it doesn't matter. No one could finish an album like this without limiting its longevity and staying power. Therefore, it's not perfect, but you are allowed to love Sulphur and Fire even with its flaws, because the next best thing is still underneath it. (8.2/10)

 

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Tema

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The Coming Of M

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Sulphur and Fir

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Unrelenting

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The Sun Is New

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La Singuliere N

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Nine Plagues

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