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Review: Fourth Monarchy - Amphilochia
Fourth Monarchy
www.fourthmonarchy.altervista.org
Amphilochia

Label: Helvete.ru
Year released: 2007
Duration: 40:23
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: November 10, 2010
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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Amphilochia

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Some Black Metal from Italy here, and it's pretty cool even though mostly derivative. For the most part this is mid-90s Black Metal – raw, fast, often fast-paced, with harsh shrieked vocals and with its share of rough edges (which work perfectly in this case) as well as an overall dark and kind of malevolent atmosphere.

Fourth Monarchy throw in a good dose of keyboards, not overshadowing the other instruments even though there are times where they are quite noticeable – near the "annoying" line but not quite there, thankfully. These guys have a bit of a folk-ish vibe going, though that's not quite it. It's more of a Middle-Ages type of sound, really. It's well integrated into the Black Metal onslaught, flowing seamlessly and helping keep things interesting – without this the songs would sound a lot alike.

While not the most original thing you are bound to hear, Amphilochia keeps the interest up from beginning to end and packs in a few surprises. Unfortunately the band appears to have split up and this album is three years old already, so who knows if we'll ever hear more material from this horde.

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