INQUISITION "Ominous Doctrines..." [DIGIPAK TOME CD]
Black Metal from Colombia
Deluxe custom diecut trifold packaging with blue foil and parchment pages.
INQUISITION, possessors of one of the most distinctive black metal sounds around, returns after a ominious, three-year slumber in the stygian depths with their highly anticipated fifth album, "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrososm." Revolving, as always, around the core duo of vocalist/guitarist Dagon and drummer Incubus, INQUISITION create fog-thick, utterly mesmerizing blackness with only two instruments and voice. "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm," amongst a discography already lined with classics, evokes blackest magick and esoteric mysticism, inducing trance-like states in even the sturdiest constitution - hail the "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm"! Recommended for worshippers of INQUISITION, because no one else sounds like INQUISITION.
"Stunning... a must-buy" -VoicesfromtheDarkside.de
"The most impressive, energetic, and well-recorded Inquisition album up to this point" -Apochs.net [4/5 rating]
"ODOTMM sees Inquisition strengthen their Satanic workmanship to new levels of devotion. Purveyors of the finest Satanic black metal you are likely to find, their majestic twist on the over-worn template of black metal combines faultlessly placed riffs with a stultifying sense of ritual and rhythm... This is expertly composed black metal from individuals who have been on the left hand path for the duration, know the shortcuts and do not intend to depart any time soon. There is a semblance of majestic beauty residing between the hard-hitting, raw and cacophonous sections of totalitarian attack... They do what they do well, without bullshit. An imposing obelisk of cosmic proportions for Apollyon - Inquisition continue to remain the most relevant orthodox band still flying the war flag of traditional black metal" -Lurkers Path webzine
"Prove with ODOTMM they are still masters at what they do, which is invoking a trancelike, Satanic atmosphere through employing both droning, croaky vocals coupled with tremolo-heavy yet catchy and infectiously dark black metal sharp-as-a-razor, fast- as-a-shark riffs. With kick-ass, soul-cutting solos. Ace!" -Metalstorm.net [9/10 rating]
"Far and away their best work... a massive slab of evil black metal with the required levels of wrath and hatred, but also a level of musicality beyond the reach of most blast-and- scream bands...Inquisition blend a furious riff attack with a freezing, muscular guitar sound (see, this is how you do it -other bands take note). They have an epic sweep and melodic flair to their music that lifts this far above mere hackwork... What I grasping for is a way to say that this is just fucking kickass, and if you love evil, occult black metal then this is a band to treasure. In the same vein as stuff like BLOOD STORM or classic MAYHEM, Inquisition have produced one of the best black metal albums of the year" - MetalReviews.com [5/5 rating]
"Inquisition's bag of tricks has remained much the same over the years, but that doesn't mean that improvements haven't been made here and there... Inquisition have made another high-quality release, and while it isn't anything you haven't previously heard, it's still well worth a listen -another dose of good old-school, primal, no-frills black metal with a very personal touch. They aren't here to make you scratch your head or anything pompous of the sort, they just do what they do best -hypnotize you into a ritualistic ambience that few bands manage to pull off as effectively today" -Metal-Sound.net [8/10 rating]
"A very strong album... showing a good amount of energy in the vocals and a considerable amount of energy with the music as well. Over the years, it's clear the band has grown and matured, while keeping to the roots that caused this group to be some infamous in certain black metal circles. While the raspy chant-like vocal approach hasn't been scrapped, it just sounds a lot better, suiting the music on here far nicer than before... perhaps the most impressive, energetic, and well-recorded Inquisition album up to this point" -Apochs.net [4/5 rating]
"It's shocking how well they've morphed into a mix of blazing, glorious occult black metal and sheer dynamic will. Here is an album that will keep you coming back for further helpings due to its variation and breadth, striking high and low, fast and slow... Musically, the album is not entirely unlike its predecessor, Nefarious Dismal Orations, but cast in a more uplifting light. The vocals seem a bit better mixed, sitting behind the thriving chords rather than echoing across them... yet another interesting album... it might just be their most accessible yet, worthy of the attentions of pagan and folk metal fans as much as the venturesome grim" -From the Dust Returned webzine [8/10 rating]