A millennium of desolation has begun! The archfiends of unforgiving Swedish cult Black Metallers THE BLACK rises from quietus to taunt and rekindle the flame of the unholy. 8 tracks of pure peccant hymns created for disaster upon decrepit religion; Alongside Death is an attestation that pure Black Metal is alive and well, and more abhorrent than ever! Featuring members from TYRANT, ETERNAL DARKNESS and VINTERLAND; Alongside Death will be released in an exclusive and beautifully magnificent glossy black jewel case format. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Beast in Sweden by Peter Bjärgö (TYRANT, ARCANA, CRYPT OF KERBEROS). Cover artwork and layout by their very own D.F Bragman.
The songs correctly capture the primal inevitability of death, a concurrent theme (you probably noticed from the song titles). This is a far more grim and suicidal album than many black metal albums these days who consider themselves 'depressive' or suicidal. I enjoyed it a great deal...and by that I mean I got NO enjoyment out of this whatsoever! - From the Dust Returned4/5