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Reign Of Erebus - Humanracist (4/10) - Great Britain - 2002

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Blackend Records
Playing time: 37:40
Band homepage: Reign Of Erebus


  1. Stormwinds Of Lucifer
  2. Funeral Of The Nazarene
  3. The Darkest Pride
  4. King Of The Dead
  5. Humanracist
  6. Inquisition:Christ
  7. Prelude To Genocide
  8. Execution:Peace
Reign Of Erebus - Humanracist
Black Metal from England. Over this thrones one name: CRADLE OF FILTH. At first we had HECATE ENTHRONED, who (apart from their last album) sounded a lot like COF, now we have REIGN OF EREBUS and the influence of the blackhearts around Dani Filth is unmistakeable, too.

But these guys put less emphasis on atmosphere and intricate arrangements, but rather approach the musical goal a whole lot rawer and heavier, which for my ears has not been a good decision. For me it is too hectic, even more so that the vocals are drowned in the mix, fleeting among the instruments with a lot of reverb.

And in the musical department mediocrity is reigning, the riffs are nothing that would make you listen up or stick to your memory. That the guys really can play is beyond doubt, but that doesn't really help when the musical foundation lacks the necessary moments that grip your balls and bring you to the point of saying "I'll listen to this one again right away!"

Who has an affinity towards the raw Black Metal with some atmosphere and doesn't mind not to get any musically high-standing and challenging elements, could try out REIGN OF EREBUS, but no recommendation from my part...

Alexander Melzer

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