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Released: 14 A, Godz ov War / Third Eye Temple / Essential Purification
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Ghost Chants is a twisted beast of an album. The first full-length from Poland’s Outre, its thirty-five-minute duration is a mind-trip of the highest order and a surefire highlight in Poland’s black metal of this decade so far.
The seven tracks each possess individual character, and yet amount to more than the sum of their parts: “Vengeance” is a blistering romp enhanced by a similar triumphant stride to that of their compatriots in Behemoth, while “Shadow” touches on the crazed mania of Deathspell Omega, while “Equilibrium” stirs in a writhing primordial ooze of riffs from Damian Igielski. The work of drummer Maciej Pelczar is simply stellar, whether in relentless double-bass or rumbling grooves of “Lament”.
The production on Ghost Chants is a perfect balance of crisp and sinister, a masterful turn from M. of the well-acclaimed Mgła. Avant-garde, experimental, great production, a must have to any fan of the black metal genre.
Chant 1 - Departure
Chant 2 - Shadow
Chant 3 - The Fall
Chant 4 - Lament
Chant 5 - Equilibrium
Chant 6 - Vengeance
Chant 7 - Arrival
Damian Igielski - guitars
Mateusz Jamróz - guitars
Marcin Radecki - bass
Maciej Pelczar - drums
Vocals arranged and performed by Stawrogin
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