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Review: Krvna - For Thine Is the Kingdom of the Flesh
For Thine Is the Kingdom of the Flesh

Label: Third Eye Temple
Year released: 2022
Duration: 44:22
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: December 31, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
For Thine Is the Kingdom of the Flesh

Rated 3.56/5 (71.11%) (9 Votes)

Second album by this one-man band from Australia who is obviously really into mid-period Emperor and Satyricon, with the high-speed drum work, the propulsive riffs, and the general atmosphere of chaos and darkness. The production on this is really outstanding, with a lot of layers, a guitar sound that bites like a wolf, and enough clarity to keep this from devolving into mush while still maintaining impressive levels of heaviness. I detect some similarities to Astriaal—if anyone remembers that criminally underrated Aussie band—in the way the compositions will use a single melodic lick and then mutate it as the rhythms cycle through drastically different modes, bringing new feel to the same riff as the background shifts around it. I guess that's a way of saying I find the songwriting on here really sharp and well thought-out. This is an album that you should not skip.

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