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Review: Invocation Spells - Descendent the Black Throne
Invocation Spells
Descendent the Black Throne

Label: Hells Headbangers Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 26:32
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3/5

Review online: February 14, 2016
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Descendent the Black Throne

Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)

Let it be said that Heavy Metal bands know a good thing when they hear it. Let it also be said that Heavy Metal bands will ride that good thing into the ground. Chile's Invocation Spells are one of a myriad of bands playing thrashy, first-wave Black Metal in the vein of Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer. Grimy riffs are played at 1,000 miles an hour while raspy, barely intelligible vocals shout about all things dark and evil. The dynamic duo of Obssessor (bass) and Witchfucker (guitar) blasts through their second album, Descendent the Black Throne, with all the subtlety of an armored column marching to war and rarely let up on the gas. This renders one song very much like the next and the album goes by in something of an indistinct blur. I have enjoyed the resurgence of this style but Descendent the Black Throne is the epitome of "heard one album, heard 'em all" and there's nothing here that stands out from all the other contenders. If you live and breathe Black/Thrash by all means pick this one up but there are better choices for discriminating fans.

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