The Mesopotamian underworld ruled by Nergal and Ereshkigal brings forth Arallu. This five headed Israelian serpent spits venom out of its lair in Ma’ale Adumim. Furious Black/Death infused with swirling middle-eastern instrumentation and melodies giving “En Olam” a grimm, hostile yet graceful touch.
My favorite skullworm: “Unholy Stone” meticulously built up to a climax, full of grandeur and emotion. Every song on this wondrous album stands on its own creating an aggressive, opulent and intelligent piece of art. Respect and awe goes out to the drummer/percussionist, an eight armed mutant torturing his kit with demonic intensity. During “The Center of the Unknown” he uses high toned toms creating an eerie surround effect.
For the open-minded is there a lot to discover on this masterpiece. Give it all your attention, take some time to let this music sink in, it will rattle yer balls outta yer hotpants. (Franki_boj)