Curse Of Conception (2020 Re-issue) – Century Media Records
Divided By Darkness (2020 Re-issue) – Century Media Records
Don’t panic. You’ve not travelled back in time. Both these records have been re-issued on Century Media Records as limited digipack and coloured LP. Fancy. So it’s two for the price of one in this review. From the sneering of the title track ‘Curse Of Conception’ to the thunderous ‘Graveside Invocation’, the howling and slamming ‘Spectral Savior’ and the savage guitars of ‘Onward, Inward’, ‘Curse Of Conception’ is a hearty blast of hefty music that is as impossible to dislike as it is to ignore. This is true metal that kicks and screams with full horns aloft, headbanging glory. ‘Divided By Darkness’ has the pace and power of its predecessor. Super heavy, riff laden ‘Born Into Fire’ is a track to behold. ‘Tortured By Time’ has every element that makes a metal masterpiece. Fretboard on fire ‘The Way Of Return’ suitably draws the record to a close. Conclusion? This album, nay, these albums are colossal.