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Posts Tagged ‘Possession’

POSSESSION – EXORKIZEIN LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Possession - ExorkizeinRemarkably, it’s almost a year already since Possession dropped their mighty debut full-length. I never got around to writing nearly as many reviews last year as I’d ideally have liked and ‘Exorkizein’ is one of the many worthy records that slipped through the net while I was on the doss.

Witnessing this band twice in a live environment has given me a good appreciation of what Possession are all about. They’re powerful in that setting and equally great on record. For a debut album, ‘Exorkizein’ is quite remarkable, but we almost take such achievements for granted in the wondrous Black / Death Metal underground.

There’s been a seamless change of vocalist since the ‘1585-1646’ MLP and it’s noticeable that the full-length is only eleven minutes than longer said mini-effort but there’s more than enough here to get your (d)evil-worshipping, horror-loving fangs into. The songs are like little stories of nastiness and depravity; the hammering house of Black Metal horrors.

Evilometer: 666/666

POSSESSION – 1585-1646 MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Possession - 1585-1646 MLPIt’s just 25 minutes long and features only four tracks (plus an intro), but damned if this MLP doesn’t indelibly highlight Possession as an exciting new act to keep a very close eye on. From start to finish, ‘1585-1646’ (which seems to be a concept mini-album of sorts, about a witch) brims with genuine underground malevolence, just the way Black Metal and Death Metal should.

This is a ripping piece of alchemy that not alone whets the appetite for the Belgians’ debut full-length but stands tall and brazen as a highly significant release in its own right. Makes me feel like I did when I first started listening to Black Metal more years, nay decades, ago than I care to fucking remember.

And anything that manages to make me feel younger is monumental…

Evilometer: 666/666