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Review: Kings Rot - At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness
Kings Rot
At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness

Label: Hypnotic Dirge Records
Year released: 2023
Duration: 40:47
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: October 16, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

Second album from this Canadian band, who play a more melodic variety of Black Metal that has some in common with Slavonic-sounding acts like Groza or even some influences from more epic bands like Inquisition. Not as inventive as that would make that sound, this still has a good production with a lot of depth for the melodies to play in, and the songs keep things interesting with a lot of time changes and key shifts. The riffs are a bit too dependent on that scaling-up-and-down pattern that bands of this type sometimes fall into, but overall it keeps things energetic and visceral.

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