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Review: Perverticon - Extinguishing the Flame of Life
Extinguishing the Flame of Life

Label: Personal Records
Year released: 2023
Originally released in: 2013
Duration: 37:10
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: September 7, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

This is a reissue of Perverticon's 2013 debut album, which was originally released on vinyl only. 2013 may be the year, but the second half of the '90s is the era in which Perverticon's black metal is rooted on this album. It's raw and fast but also melodic, but not in the watered-down way that some bands go about melody, so fear not, there's plenty of hate, darkness and the usual suspects oozing from these songs. They take some liberties with the vocal style, sometimes the raspy and screechy style you expect from the era, but sometimes the vocalist gets a little creative and the vocals sound almost comical; no matter how many times I listen to this, it's a turn-off to otherwise good songs. Overall, there's nothing new here even if I had reviewed this ten years ago, but it's a good offering of solid second-wave black metal that would be even better without the occasional weird vocals.

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