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Warhammer - Curse Of The Absolute Eclipse (6/10) - Germany - 2002

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Playing time: 46:57
Band homepage: -


  1. Towards The Temples Of Randharh (Intro)
  2. Fall Of The Iconoclast
  3. Necrophobia
  4. Funeral Rites (Instrumental)
  5. The Conqueror Worm
  6. Curse Of The Sabbath (Necronom's Evocation)
  7. Crush The Disbeliever
  8. The Grave Kill
  9. Inmates Of The Fire
  10. Infernal Tempest
  11. The Claw Of Religion
  12. Dawn Of The Cadaver Ghoul
  13. Fear The Reaper
Warhammer - Curse Of The Absolute Eclipse
When you hear this CD, only one influence comes to mind: the legendary HELLHAMMER which featured Tom G. Warrior before forming CELTIC FROST. The cold, harsh sound on this CD reeks of 80's doom and apocalypse.

There is not too much to be happy about here. This is just pure heaviness! The band here opts for more of that 80's sound with a more raw production. Ditch the digital for analogue recording. While CELTIC FROST inspired a plethora of bands to create their own thing, not many bands followed the CELTIC FROST-sound quite like WARHAMMER.

The band has it nailed down to a science, but I think there could have been a bit more originality to this band and CD. Perhaps if they didn't disband after releasing their E.P. back in the 80's, they could have reached the same plateau as FROST did. Everything is here from the hard and throbbing drumming to the cold guitar and haunting bass licks.

No offence, but if I am going to listen to something like this, I would stick to the original. However, if you need to satisfy your fix since CELTIC isn't planning on anything too soon, then this is your best bet.

Joe Florez

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