Incantation
The Infernal Storm


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hawks USER (71 Reviews)
September 3rd, 2014 | 62 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Incantation continuing to do what they do best.

Incantation have been going strong for over 2 decades now. It just seems as though every couple of years the men of Incantation release quality old-school death/doom metal. Much like bands such as Immolation, Autopsy, and Gorguts, the years keep going by and the quality never disperses. Has the formula ever really changed since the release of the classic debut Onward to Golgotha? The answer is no, it really hasn't. Yet that never really matters because you're getting quality material year after year. So does the lack of "originality" make the band's 4th album, The Infernal Storm, any less enjoyable? Once again the answer is no.

Obviously most death metal fans hail this band's first 3 albums to be some of the best death metal albums ever made. And they're absolutely right, they are some of the best. However it also seems that the rest of Incantation's discography gets kind of lost in the mix. This album for example gives you exactly what these guys are best at. Earth shattering death metal mixed with painful, skull crushing doom metal, both of which the band excel at. Incantation are, and always have been, very good at switching up the tempo throughout a single track and that's what you get for the duration of The Infernal Storm. They can go from pummeling, riff heavy death metal to the slow/mid-paced, yet still brutal sound of doom metal within seconds.

The overall message I'm trying to get across is that Incantation are masters of consistency. Just because a lot of their albums don't get talked about as much doesn't mean you shouldn't check them out and this album is a perfect example of that. Sure it might not be as classic as the first 3 albums, but it continues Incantation's formula of bringing hell to earth, or compact disc/record rather. If you're a fan of Incantation or an old-school death metal fan in general and you haven't heard this, you're missing out.



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Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Holy shit a Hawks review.... First one in almost 2 years.

Been jamming this a lot recently and saw that it didn't have a review so I wrote something up. Rather short and probably bad, but fuck it. m/ m/ m/

oltnabrick
September 3rd 2014


31532 Comments


I'm in for this one!

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Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck yeah Oltna.

insanedrexl1
September 3rd 2014


688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet album m/

oltnabrick
September 3rd 2014


31532 Comments


This band is really consistent but I'm not too into their stuff after the first three albums.

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Get on this hard it really does slay.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2014


19046 Comments


yes a hawks review!

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insanedrexl1
September 3rd 2014


688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't go wrong with Incantation m/

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never thought you'd see one again did you Hype? ;]

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2014


19046 Comments


i had faith. and yeah im in the sme boat as the rest. only heard the 3 classics, onwards, mortal throne, and diabolical conquest. gotta check this for sure.

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn dude I thought you would've heard this already haha. Get on it for sure. m/

Tyrael
September 3rd 2014


20972 Comments


Hawks m/

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ty sup bro?

Tyrael
September 3rd 2014


20972 Comments


nm, u?

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Same dude.

TheNotrap
September 3rd 2014


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

m/


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Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gotta bump that rating bro. ;]

TheNotrap
September 3rd 2014


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The album is somewhere between 3 and 3.5. Anoint the Chosen rules m/

Hawks
September 3rd 2014


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Riffs hard agreed. m/

Both the intro and the closer are some of the best tracks here.

facupm
September 3rd 2014


8562 Comments


cool



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