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Ippocalyptica I initially did not like this album. It stayed on my wish list for a long time. I thought that it was too meandering and “loose”. It did not excel at any one particular thing. However, I kept coming back to it for some hitherto unknown reason. The reason is now known to me: this project is the manifestation of pure passion and vision, and Achatius reminds me of why I fell in love with extreme metal in the first place. This rips. This twists. This inspires. This is metal. Favorite track: Wherein a Messenger of the Devil Appears.
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Metallurgical Fire A little cowbell, says Brutalist. A tentative album of the year for Swie and others. How did I not hear this before now? I said Algleymi was my favorite album already. I can’t go back on that, can I?

Call me inconsistent, a fraud; frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. Achatius is the apotheosis of extreme metal (and heavy metal in general). Legendary drums, riffs, reverence and innovation colliding, a masterpiece of cowbell. The vocals?! just listen to this thing. Mountain is praised with Darkthrone, Immortal, Judas Priest, they all show up here. Punk too. This is perfection. If you know someone who won’t give black metal a chance, but loves classic heavy metal, thrash, punk, even prog, then throw this at them. If you know literally any drummers in heavy music, unload this shotgun in their face and dare them not to love every fucking second. The gauntlet is thrown down. Favorite track: Wherein a Messenger of the Devil Appears.
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la_porte Impossible record to describe in a few words. Just know that this is pretty damn great! An album that takes a little time to grasp, but which delivers so much when one hangs in there! Such a rich sound, which unveils its great dynamics in glorious bursts of melody, atmosphere, throughout huge, maze-like songs which honor the bm legends of the 90s. Original yet familiar - highly recommended
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To all lone wolves & leftovers outthere who still worship the long forgotten maxim:
-black metal shall be gruesome, ugly and cold-
this truly is for you!
Nearly 5 years after the release of the succesful “The Archer Takes Aim” debut, the new Funereal Presence album named „Achatius“ finally will be unleashed on february 15th, 2019.
A grand intonation of a grotesque vision of fey faith that exhales the spirit and the feeling of a long forgotten era. Funereal Presence again ignores all fashion, trends & stereotypes but truly invokes an archaic beast with a new terrible face, sharp claws and insatiable hunger... and a stiff middle finger.
„Achatius“ is an elder vision of sound, performance, thematics & presentation the titan bands once had before the `market´ started to explode, and the ingenuity, idiosyncrasy and danger in the movement started to implode.

Funereal Presence is synonymous with pure fucking obsession for the core of black metal and beyond and „Achatius“ is the result of setting a determined focus on translating the pulsating darkness into tones and rhythm.

Bestial Devotion once said: „ I do the music that no one does for me anymore“. No more words needed.


released February 15, 2019


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