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Released: 2001, Lost Disciple Records
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
This is something I could need less to cheer my day up as BATTLE´S CLARION is not only a badly produced North American Black Metal album, but also a typical example of all these wanna-be-scary-and-evil-but-ends-up-being-amusing albums that neither catch your immediate attention nor make you thrilled to it at all. There´s simply nothing on this album that could win over my sympathies to these Texas satanic cowboys´ (from Hell as I assume…) side; they just don´t do anything for me. I feel pretty damn impotent and cold myself while listening to this crap ´coz the concrete-hard facts are that you do not have to have any kind of an idea about the simpliest song arrangements available when coming up with the 9 songs that BATTLE´S CLARION holds inside. This is just sooooo bad shit… Besides, we have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds again of similar uh!-so-evil-and-uh!-sooo-scary wanna-be-whatever! -groups even here in Finland that are destined to stay as demo bands forever ´til they split up and never get a potential opportunity to get signed due to the recently mentioned rude´n´ugly statements here – like spitted out by la Grande Asshole himself.
And no, I don´t feel any sorry for saying what I had in my mind towards this utterly pathetic attempt to make a load of ´true (whatever in Hell…!)´ Black Metal songs and impress me by them all. And if any of you want me to burn in the hottest flames of Hell, well then, I´m having no problem with that at all either. The much bigger problem I was having w/ this piece of shit as it already caused me a major headache, fuckers…
01. Battle's Clarion
02. Condemned to Glory
03. Withering, The Storm...
05. The Nascent Ones (The Age of Geburah)
06. Argument Obscura
07. The Thousand Aeon Stare
08. Fallen Beneath the Earth
Sanguine Mapsama - Miserichord guitars, voice
Wrath Sathariel Diabolus - Stormbringer bass, shadow voice
The Carcass - Music of the Spheres
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