In Memorium – Lost To Antiquity (2009)


In Memorium is an American band that features members from several other bands, most notable the current vocalist from Abazagorath; Nihilist. This album provides us with 50 minutes of pure black metal that will pierce your ear drums. The music, while very primitive, is very effective in giving that perfect black metal feeling an album should have.

Some songs are faster than others, but they are perfectly balanced to have enough blast beats and shrieks within them. The drumming is intense through out the whole album, and the guitar work is aggressive and melodic at the same time. The whole album is very compact and features a very raw but well defined sound that identifies the band.

“Lost To Antiquity” was released 6 years after their first full length and you can hear the evolution of the band’s sound to something cleaner but highly intense. Every song has its own unique structure making this album a very entertaining release to listen to.

This release would be a great addition for fans of black metal without keyboard and extra elements, just pure brutality and raw vocals. It sometimes gives me the feeling of the old days of black metal, where the bands where more guitar driven and didn’t need to use extra elements to appeal to people.

Band: In Memorium Album: Lost to Antiquity
Label: Moribund Records

Release Date: April 21, 2009

Official Site myspace
Genre: Black Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 83/100

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