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Apostasy – Death Return (2021)

Release date: May 14th, 2021
Label: Fallen Temple

Apostasy needs no introduction as the band has been laying out some crushing metal for a few years now, here we have the third full length and here we get a few previous released tracks as well.

And an interesting sounding Intro / Death Return, and from Death Return we are off and no holding back this has some punch to it as the eerie vocal growl comes in and then the band explodes with a vengeance as it goes on with what is expected and I will say the production on here is perfect just listen to the ripping leads that fill this a killer opener.

Jus Primae Noctis oh hell what an excellent vibe from the start, this is bone crushing and in the best way, this will have your fill no doubt, even with the mid break the vocals come in just in the right way pure aggression, very catchy track as it reaps on, some killer pounding on here as we go onto Son of Hate and this one really got to me not as heavy speed filled at the start but hell then it goes off, for me this is one of the highlights on here, just a well written composition as it has so much feel as the vocals really add to the delight of the whole thing.

And we go onto Deceased in Funeral, an old favorite that has new life here and if you heard the original version it is heard perfectly here, always dug this track and here it shines even better so enjoy as it has gotten better, if you dig ripping leads you need check this out.

The Great Apostasy – The Night, you know what this is about if your a fan of the band and here it sounds better with todays technology, this shit will never get old and for a new generation of bangers this is just a taste of what was but delivered in a more brutal way for the ones just getting into the band.

Praise of Darkness, a bit different as this is short with a high vocal output and leads into Obey the Antichrist the final track on here and with a mid pace feel to it at the beginning and the vocals really strong this goes off after that, this is pounding lots of anger in bedded as it goes and different vibes put in for a strong closer as the band goes right to the point to end this.

For me this is what is expected from the band a really good release that should appeal to fans old and new. a solid release!

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Apostasy – The Sign of Darkness (2018)

Release date:June 24th, 2018
Label:Fallen Temple

It seemed like forever for this release to come out but I guess the wait was worth it as this is a killer release after I heard it all, if you follow the band there are some tracks on here that have been released before.

As Virgin Sacrifice comes in after the spoken intro, this old track sounds better than the previous version maybe the production improves it and that’s a good thing cause I remember when Cris Profaner had posted a preview and I had to tell him if that was going to be the final production and gladly it wasn’t as here it’s perfect.

Witching Fire is a new track on here a strong one as you get everything a good thrash track has to offer some killer leads that have that patent sound the band delivers, the next track Armageddon Is Near is more on the heavy side like more pounding is what I’m getting at and is good for what it is,solid track.

After The Great Damnation which is a mystical instrumental comes Blackened By Lust which was previously released but sounds better to me here than the previous version as well, Strike of the Tormentor had been released before but I never heard the first version so I went back and listened to the one released in 2016 and this new one here is better, the acoustic part in the beginning really builds up for the explosive part of the song which gave me a chill of a feeling taken me back to the 80’s but when it goes full throttle we come back to time as this rages, one of the highlights on this release.

Serpent Spell is cool bass solo instrumental that leads into the closer Satan Ascends and is perfect as this old Slayer riff kinda sounding starts it off before the track has its own life and Cris Profaner screams “Satan Rules Supreme” really stands out a really good way to end this.

I really enjoyed this to get away from all the real extreme releases I heard this year not that this is any weaker it’s just a different pace of heaviness, and Cris Profaner did an excellent job on the mixing and production to make this a really enjoyable experience to listen too and I recommend it to anybody that likes thrash in a good way like the old days.

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