|Review: Conspiracy - Reincarnated|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2006
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: September 1, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 2.4/5 (48%) (5 Votes)
This is the debut of one-man band Conspiracy – the one from Holland, as there are about 8 bands named Conspiracy listed on The Metal Archives. This is a Ukrainian guy who calls himself Carpathian Wolf, which would be a much cooler name for a band. He's been knocking around since about 1988 or so, but this is him finally recording a full-length after a move the hell out of Russia.
This is a pretty cool CD. Granted, there's nothing fans of Enthroned or Deicide have not heard – there's nothing new here. But the riffs are solid, the production is sharp and heavy, and the whole is very enjoyable. This is not all hyperspeed, so it's more like old-school songwriting with a more modern recording. I'd like to say this is especially awesome, but really, this is workmanlike but not exciting. Reincarnated is a good listen for Black/Death fans, but not more than that. Wolf does show he's an old-school guy by having the once-great Dan Seagrave provide the cover art. I say 'once-great' because for the guy who painted classic covers like Left Hand Path and Like An Everflowing Stream the cover painting is fairly lame. It looks like a bad DM album cover, when this music would have been better served by a B&W portrait of Carpathian Wolf waving an axe – it would be more the kind of cover to grab the attention of this disc's target audience.
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