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The Sons Of The Darkness
Released: 2008, Abyss Records
Reviewer: Bruce Sanchez
THE SONS OF DARKNESS is a re-issue of Thunderbolt’s first album back in 2001. With the band no longer in existence, no doubt it has resurfaced as a testament to the band’s legacy. It's some kind of Holy Grail to black metal fans, but it looks like a chipped, wooden cup to me.
This is what happens when emo kids start believing in Satan. Take these lyrics for example, “Autumn has spread its grey, depressing wings / The forest is going to wither again”. It sounds like the beginning of a bad vampire novel, or poetry kids write in 8th grade. But not all is gloomy on this album; there is a hint at hope. Yes, the songs foretell the coming of a better time, the day that Aryan Supremacy reigns. Plus there's double bass drumming, and screaming. Neat!
There’s nothing on this album that sounds extraordinary. It’s typical black metal not done to any extravagant degree. So if you missed it the first time around, well, you didn’t really miss anything.
1. Black Clouds Over Dark Majesty
2. Journey to the Abyss Hatred
3. The Sons of Darkness
4. Spit in His Face
5. Call From the Ancient Time
6. Forest of Dying Souls
7. The Circle of Death
Paimon - Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Wrathyr - Vocals
M. - Session Drummer
Jacek Melnicki - Session Keyboardist
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