I think we can all agree that just upon the cover art that this isn’t exactly your run-of-the-mill black/death metal album, and in no way does Embrace of Thorns disappoint with their new album “Darkness Impenetrable”. Straight from the first track the album has an ominous feel to it that really made the vocals feel more harsh and intense when they first came along. Speaking of which, the vocals are fucking awesome for the whole of the album that I just couldn’t get over. Same exact thing goes for the guitars and drums with their great sound and pace that were done really, really well. I’m not saying this is the album of all albums, but it’s definitely at a higher quality than others of the black/metal “hybrid” genre. And if you’re a fan of the genre then you should really take a look at Embrace of Thorns because this band has come onto something really awesome, and without a doubt means that they’ve found their sound and their groove that’ll lead to other sweet ass albums in the future.
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