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.
Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
Crepuscular Battle Hymn
Hymn for a Dead Star
Across the Abyss Ancient Horns Bray
There are some "breakthrough" albums that are over-hyped, and when revisited, it's clear that there is very little substance to justify the praise it is lauded with. Luckily, this is not one of those albums. In fact, if anything, it not only lives up to the hype that surrounds it, but also exceeds it with ease. This is the sound of a band that were poise to take the world by storm, and as we all know, they were able to achieve that and release a record that was a suitable follow up to this masterpiece. - Metal Temple5/5