Saturday, 25 April 2015

Curse Upon A Prayer - Rotten Tongues (CD Review)

01.The Distant Chaos
02.Death Sentence
03.Third Day Of Creation
04.Red Room
05.Devil On The Churchyard
06.Divinus Mortis
07.Rotten Tongues
08.The Lost Symbol
09.White Ghost

4 Unknown band members

Curse Upon A Prayer is a black metal band that was founded 2010 in Tornio, Finland. In the beginning the band consisted only two brothers but were joined by two other members in 2014.
Seems they dont like names or give away much in their bio which reads...
"And the stars of heaven fell to the Earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place And the kings of the Earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains".

Well i was not sure what i was going to be listening to, but 'The Distant Chaos' with its very quiet start turned out to be a furious blend of modern black metal with a hint of symphonic thrown in.

The next song 'Death Sentence' has a more gothic doom feel, very slow, dark and brooding with a whispered vocal, must say i like this style more than the more aggressive sounding ones, the next one to stand out in this style is 'Devil On The Churchyard', then even more symphonic and gloomy is 'The Lost Symbol' and finally 'White Ghost' which is an epic eight minutes, complete with some great chorus backing vocals.

Rating 9/10
For fans of: Dimmu Borgir, Opera Diabolicus, Satyricon

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