Album Title: 
Mortal Throne Of Nazarene
Release Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Review Type: 

Mortal Throne Of Nazarene is / was Incantation’s second full album, after Onward To Golgotha, originally released via Relapse Records in 1994. I have no idea why, but Hells Headbangers are about to re-release this stuff with nothing additional at all, so I’m kind of disappointed (no bonus songs whatsoever???). Haven’t we all this stuff in our possession?

Anyway, this stuff was, and still is, extremely intense and intensively extreme. In comparison to the debut, the material on Mortal Throne Of Nazarene was more right-in-your-face, combined with increased technical additions, more doomy passages (yet without forgetting to blast more than once!), yet without lacking the initial no-nonsense approach and brutalised taking-no-prisoners mentality. Besides, it’s the most darkened and grim effort done by these Americans. There’s no doubt why this album (and the debut) did inspire and influence hundreds of other bands all over our sick globe, for the whole is a sonic experience of technical craftsmanship and aural ugliness in all its beauty (ugh?).

The sound was dry as crystallised ash (ugh again?) and it worked two decades ago. Now, however, I cannot understand why there is no upgrade?... All right, it does exhale the spirit of the nineties therefore, but for a re-release I was expecting a minor effort to polish the whole up a little???

But in any case, this is a possibility to get this (cult?) album in case you do not have it in your possession yet.