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Review: Dark Funeral - Nail them to the Cross
Dark Funeral
Nail them to the Cross

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 10:08
Tracks: 2
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: May 24, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.17/5 (83.33%) (12 Votes)

Sweden's kings of darkness have returned with a new line-up and a new 2-song single titled Nail Them to the Cross. It's been six long years since Dark Funeral put out their fifth studio album, Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, and a lot of things have happened in the Dark Funeral camp. Out of the line-up are bassist Benny Fors (a.k.a. B-Force) and vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (a.k.a. Masse Broberg) replaced by Natt and Heljarmadr respectively.

Supposedly the main purpose of this new Dark Funeral single out is 6) to let people know they are still out to put down all things holy and 66) to introduce the new guys in the Dark Funeral ranks to the world. Both "Nail Them to the Cross" and "Temple of Ahriman" sound like Dark Funeral and nothing but Dark Funeral. Blasphemous, filthy, mercilessly violent, dark and full of the desire to slaughter the last lamb of God on the face of the planet. So yeah, Dark Funeral fans can feel safe as their kings of darkness are still paving the way for their unholy rites against the Christian world, crucifying every weak soul on their way to world domination.

While the title track is a blast beat ridden, blackened bombardment, "Temple of Ahriman" is a more mid-paced tour de force that still has all the trademarks of Dark Funeral's sound. Dark Funeral is back on my radar with these new tracks and I am definitely hungry to hear their next album.

More about Dark Funeral...
Review: Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Attera Totus Sanctus (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Diabolis Interium (reviewed by Christian Renner)
Review: In The Sign... (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: The Secrets of the Black Arts (reviewed by Scott Murray)
Review: We Are the Apocalypse (reviewed by MetalMike)
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Interview with Lord Ahriman (Guitar) on July 16, 2003 (Interviewed by Barbara Williams (Crowley))
Interview with vocalist Heljarmadr on March 18, 2020 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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