Enthral - Prophecies Of The Dying

7.7 | 3 votes |
Release date: May 1997
Style: Melodic black metal


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01. Salig Er Den Som Lir
02. Prophecies Of The Dying - Kundalini (Serpent Power)
03. Prophecies Of The Dying - Part II
04. A Divine Tragedy
05. Enchanted By The Serpent Spell
06. Thy Passionate Despair
07. Awaiting The Rise Of The Forestgod [2010 re-release bonus]

Additional info
Originally released through Hot Records.
Re-released on June 4, 2010 through Frostscald Records.

Recorded and mixed May 1997 at Stovner Rockefabrikk, Norway.
Produced by Enthral and Bjørn Larsen.
Engineered by Bjørn Larsen and Gunnar Kjellsby.
Mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll.
"Awaiting The Rise Of The Forestgod" recorded at Hov Studio, Sunndalsøra in August 1996.

All music/lyrics written by Enthral.
All paintings by G. Bratset.
Photos by K. Hektoen.
Cover by Subtopia.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Melodic black metal
Frostscald Records

Line-up on the CD:
Kjetil Hektoen - vocals, drums/percussion
Gunnhild Bratset - guitars
Martin Rafoss - bass, vocals
Ingrid Skretting - vocals (guest)

Prophecies Of The Dying, originally released in 1997, is a true testament to Norway's Enthral. After 13 long years the album retains all of its bitter scorn and doom and gloom, due in part to the predominantly anti-religious lyrical content, poignant even after more than a decade of releases sending us the same memo. One might even go so far as to suggest by now that anti-Christianity is Norway's message in a bottle...

published 29.08.2010 | Comments (3)

Enthral keep the black metal genre interesting with "the Prophecies" while being careful not to stray outside the genre's limits. With hints of symphonic and Gothic metal, you're definitely in for a chilling listen. Whether you like old school or modern black metal, Enthral are bound to satisfy your charred tastes.

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