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Book Of Black Earth - The Cold Testament

8.3 | 25 votes |
Release date: 24 May 2011
Style: Blackened death metal


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01. Weight Of The World
02. Cross Contamination
03. Antarctica
04. Irritating Spectre
05. Termination
06. Research And Destroy
07. Road Dogs From Hell
08. I See Demons

At first I was all like "Meh."
Then I was like "Hmm..."
Now I'm all "Whoa."

Not sure why it took me a few months to revisit this. I'm glad I did though, Book Of Black Earth create massive, rowdy sounding death metal with nothing but their guitars. No need to drag any keyboard player away from his Gossip Girl marathon.

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26.06.2011 - 19:34
Rating: 9
Killer album. Flawless mix of black, thrash, death, and old school Gothenburg melodeath.
07.09.2011 - 09:40
Rating: 6
Man, it's great to see these guys on metalstorm!

I'm lovin' this album, brings me back to when I saw them live with Sonata Arctica in 2008. That was back right before they got signed with Prosthetic records, and released their second album.

It's really great to see that they came this far, and really improved their music since their debut 'the feast'.
16.02.2012 - 09:13
Rating: 8
Woah, where the hell did this come from? Just bought it, but I can see this is right up my alley... I love genre mash-ups like this, sick black metal riffs in a melodic death metal framework, and the vocals remind me of some grimy old-school DC hardcore or something. I am definitely gonna enjoy this!
03.04.2013 - 02:37
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
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Really solid release!
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