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Black Crucifixion - The Fallen One Of Flames - 2005 - Paragon Records

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Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Flowing Downwards
3. Master Spirit
4. Goddess Of Doom
5. Outro
Black Crucifixion is a black metal band who's cult offering was over before it practically began. With one demo tape, a mini album, and an album worth
of unreleased material, Finland's Black Crucifixion disappeared from the metal underground. Fortunately, the spring of 2006 will reveal their previously unreleased material in the form of Faustian Dream. With this release, the band will have abandoned Black Metal for a more dark metal sound. Don't worry though, for those that have been waiting to get their hands on their classic demo recording, "The Fallen One of Flames", the wait is over. Thirteen years after the demo release, The Fallen has been resurrected by Paragon Records without compromise of the original sound. First of all, the quality is terrible, but true followers of Black Metal will appreciate it that much more. There are areas in this recording - especially around the 2:15 minute mark of Flowing Downwards that shows the age of the recordings in their original tape
format. However, that does not stand in the way of the "true black" sound of the three full length songs presented on this CD. Most of the music is mid-paced black metal in the veins of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost with a prominent whisper-like vocal attack. The CD picks up the pace with Master Spirit - an extremely raw, fast attack that is the musical highlight of this set. Although Black Crucifixion has now taken a different approach to extreme metal with their cross over to the "Dark Metal" path, fans of cult Black Metal can thank them for releasing "The Fallen One Of Flames". This CD may not be amongst the elite of early cult Black Metal, but it should be a welcomed addition to your Black Metal CD collection!

7 out of 10 on the Grim Gaijin metal fist scale!!!


--Grim Gaijin 08.05.06


About this Writer:
David Loveless // Dave's early introduction to Metal was listening to records by Black Sabbath and Kiss. Discovering Metallica's Master of Puppets on record at the local public library turned his world upside down. After spending nearly 24 years in Japan and expanding his love for the International underground metal scene, Dave (and family) now resides in the US. The savage brutality of Extreme Metal brings out the "Grim Gaijin" in him.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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DOR
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Faustian DreamBlack Crucifixion
2006
Etiam11/9/2006
The Fallen One Of FlamesBlack Crucifixion
2005
David Loveless8/31/2006


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