After 18 years and 6 releases that place the band at the top of the Extreme Metal genre, Norway’s masters CREST OF DARKNESS have come back with their most mature and intense release so far. "In The Presence Of Death" offers a devastating synergy of aggression and chilling sensations in a new journey through extreme music. The ferocious passages, the massive wall of guitars, the chainsaw bass, the demonic vocals, the fast drums are always interspersed with intelligent breaks and twists and very complex and technically demanding arrangements, making the whole an original musical vortex from which you can’t escape.
Many say that we are living in a new golden age of metal, and this album provides the proof. It is not just Extreme Metal at its finest – it is the epitome of Extreme Metal and with “In The Presence Of Death” CREST OF DARKNESS prove that they know how to channel the essence of the genre!
released 25 February 2013
Cat. nr: echo086
Record label: My Kingdom Music
Recorded: Jam Productions by Stian Aarstad; Hubred’s rhythm guitars, Rebo’s lead guitars and keyboards recorded at the Magazine Studio, Gjøvik and engineered by Rebo
Mastered: at Endarker Studio, Sweden
Line-up: Ingar Amlien: vocals, bass; Kjetil Hektoen: drums; Rebo: lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards
Guests musicians: Kjell Arne Hubred: rhythm guitars; Stian Aarstad: keyboards
Artwork and Layout: Cover and band photos by Steinar Knudsen; Digital treatments and layout by Henrik Hagebakkenby
CREST OF DARKNESS are Norway’s masters in offering a killer synergy of aggression and chilling sensations in a journey
through extreme music. Many say that we're living in a new golden age of metal, and their music provides the proof. It isn't just Extreme Metal at its finest, it's the epitome of Extreme Metal and CREST OF DARKNESS prove that they know how to channel the essence of the genre!...more