Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Seattle black metal veterans Inquisition have a new album that came out back in August of this year: Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith. At the time there were several songs available for listening, but the complete album has been available for listening for a while now. This new work has been very well received and some publications have opined that this is the band's best work to date. If you have not heard it in a serious way yet, spend some time with it. This album is a strong work and it shows the band's total dedication to their craft. Listen below and see if you agree!
OFFICIAL: The band Inquisition was formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia by Dagon. The band started as a thrash metal act, and in 1994 evolved into raw black metal.
In 1996, Dagon left Colombia and moved back to the United States to continue Inquisition and search for a new drummer. That same year Dagon met Incubus, who joined the band on drums and the creation of their debut full length album began. This line-up has remained stable for more than fifteen years and is now seen as the classic Inquisition line-up.
INQUISITION style of black metal involves slow, deep and dark riffing combined with sudden tempo changes to faster sections based around blast beats and high-speed riffing; at times adding melodic solos. The classic Inquisition sound incorporates a combination of early era thrash metal-influenced riffing with darker and more chaotic black metal, primarily involving fast, tremolo picked minor-key guitar riffs, thus creating the trademark "Inquisition sound".

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