Inquisition - Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith



8.3 | 154 votes |
Release date: 26 August 2016
Style: Black metal

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01. Intro: The Force Before Darkness
02. From Chaos They Came
03. Wings Of Anu
04. Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms
05. A Black Aeon Shall Cleanse
06. The Flames Of Infinite Blackness Before Creation
07. Mystical Blood
08. Through The Divine Spirit Of Satan A Glorious Universe Is Known
09. Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
10. Power From The Center Of The Cosmic Black Spiral
11. A Magnificent Crypt Of Stars
12. Outro: The Invocation Of The Absolute, The All, The Satan
13. Coda: Hymn To The Cosmic Zenith

The Best Black Metal Album Of 2016

01.09.2016
Apparently the band has read on the internet that their vocals are ridiculously annoying and acted on that. They managed to craft a lot of great music too.

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25.09.2016 - 08:45
Maco
Classless
Yeah I miss the guy who did the previous artwork cuz it was awesome. But while the artwork in this album is worse, the music in general just sounds much better, thanks to Dagon's efforts to sound good.
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25.09.2016 - 10:51
no one
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Not sure if I still need to give it more listens but I think I still like the previous album more, despite the improvement in vocals. It's about the riffs for me anyway.
I don't like the cover art for either album.
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28.09.2016 - 20:23
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Written by Maco on 25.09.2016 at 08:45

Yeah I miss the guy who did the previous artwork cuz it was awesome.

In case you didn't know, he is Paolo Girardi, one of the most unique and jaw dropping artists active in metal now. I haven't enjoyed every single work of an artist so much since Dan Seagrave's tbh.
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28.09.2016 - 23:19
no one
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Written by 3rdWorld on 28.09.2016 at 20:23

Written by Maco on 25.09.2016 at 08:45

Yeah I miss the guy who did the previous artwork cuz it was awesome.

In case you didn't know, he is Paolo Girardi, one of the most unique and jaw dropping artists active in metal now. I haven't enjoyed every single work of an artist so much since Dan Seagrave's tbh.

Hmm, his other Shit looks good, but I still don't like that cover
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28.09.2016 - 23:25
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Haha fair enough, actually I considered that Inquisition cover as one of his best. My favorite though is this.
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28.09.2016 - 23:38
tibosax
Paolo Girardi DID NOT do that cover. Above Chaos did.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/inquisition.official/photos/a.367325249967341.87882.287753481257852/1184926444873880/?type=3
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29.09.2016 - 00:50
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by tibosax on 28.09.2016 at 23:38

Paolo Girardi DID NOT do that cover.


Not a single person said he did it. Everyone said someone else did it.
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29.09.2016 - 21:36
3rdWorld
China was a neat
A Black Eon Shall Cleanse is the coolest track. Although people might complain its the least bm track and way too catchy stuff I enjoy it just fucking too much. That and the title track are the highlights. The outros seem unnecessary so I skip it almost every time.
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08.10.2016 - 16:01
Rating: 8
raveneffect
This is one of the finest Inquisition relases to the date and one of the best of 2016. Boy, how good this years has been in terms of Black Metal!
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12.10.2016 - 19:00
LuciferOfGayness
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That the vocals have moved a bit more into generic and well known territory is a bit lifeless but overall it sounds decent.
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27.10.2016 - 19:58
8TONS
3 Stars out of 3 Stars
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30.10.2016 - 06:36
Rating: 7
MetalDoomMaster
Does anyone else think that this is their worst album? There are a couple great tracks but I'd rather listen to anything else by them.
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18.02.2017 - 03:31
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Loving the new vocal style--sounds like Deathspell Omega's vocals from SMRC, which I thoroughly enjoy.

Right, now that I don't have to force myself to get past the crappy vocals, I'm enjoying the cool riffing of Inquisition much more. This album is still pretty standard black metal, but the sort of standard black metal that happens to be very well-done, in my opinion. My only complaint is that the album sounds a bit same-y from one song to the next, but it's good anyway so I'm still digging it.
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19.04.2017 - 09:17
Rating: 8
Oriax
I really like the song "Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith" (the song, not the album)
Its mostly instrumental. Are there any other song that are like that (less vocals) ?
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