Album 0205: Altar Of Plagues – Mammal

AltarOfPlagues-Mammal

Release Date: 2011
Genre: Black Metal

Tracklisting:

1. Neptune Is Dead (18:44)
2. Feather & Bone (11:42)
3. When The Sun Drowns In The Ocean (08:18)
4. All Life Converges To Some Centre (13:15)

Total Length: 51:59

Neptune Is Dead uses its first few minutes as a bit atmospheric intro, before fairly suddenly getting into the heavy stuff which is handled wonderfully. The dynamics here are pretty great for a modern album. The overall dynamics between sections is great too, I’m never really bored throughout this song. Feather & Bone doesn’t spend as much time in the intro, and is pretty great itself. I also really like the breakdown halfway through, with the drawn out guitars and slower pace.

When The Sun Drowns In The Ocean starts off with a really neat, creepy sample. The processing done to it reminds me of some GY!BE stuff, it’s pretty powerful. It then has a cool, kind of ambient section before ending on that sample again. Neat track. All Life Converges To Some Centre utilizes the same style and techniques as the other tracks. It’s not quite as memorable but is still good. I really should say more words for this album’s length, but just know that it is a great album with few bad moments.

Final Rating: 9/10

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