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Altar of Plagues

Cork, Ireland’s Altar of Plagues was formed in 2006. Terms that are most frequently used to describe their sound include black metal, ambient and progressive or post metal, though it seems no one description can sum up the act’s massive sound. The act themselves consider black metal to be the genre to which they are most attached, but on the contrary they have also been quoted to take influence from acts as diverse as Emperor, Björk and Arvo Pärt. The band’s untraditional aesthetic and approach to their music has led to Altar of Plagues appealing to a wide variety of listene ...read more

Cork, Ireland’s Altar of Plagues was formed in 2006. Terms that are most frequently used to describe their sound include black metal, ambient and progressive or post metal, though it seems no one description can sum up the act’s massive sound. The act themselves consider black metal to be the genre to which they are most attached, but on the contrary they have also been quoted to take influence from acts as diverse as Emperor, Björk and Arvo Pärt. The band’s untraditional aesthetic and approach to their music has led to Altar of Plagues appealing to a wide variety of listeners and this may be seen by the diverse range of acts Altar of Plagues have toured with, including Isis and Mayhem, as well as having appeared at festivals that focus on "extreme" metal and festivals that encourage experimentation and diversity. Following the release of only one demo and an EP, Altar of Plagues signed to Canadian label, Profound Lore Records. In 2009 the act released White Tomb, an album that was described by a number of critics as one of 2009’s best and most exciting releases (and was featured in Decibel Magazines Best of 2009 list). Last year saw the band tour extensively throughout Europe, and now 2010 is proving to be an even more promising year for the act, with a forthcoming EP, Tides, on Roadburn Records as well as receiving an invitation to perform at the renowned Roadburn Festival, more extensive touring and just recently, signing to Candlelight Records in Europe. « hide

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LPs
Teethed Glory and Injury
04/30/2013

4.1
617 Votes
Mammal
2011

3.7
220 Votes
White Tomb
2009

3.8
343 Votes
EPs
Tides
2010

3.6
59 Votes
Sol
2008

3.7
51 Votes
Through The Cracks Of The Earth
2007

2.4
10 Votes
Live Albums
Live at Club Colectiv, Bucharest
2016

4.5
2 Votes

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