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Release date: 13 October 2009
Style: Blackened thrash metal


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01. Submit To The Suffering
02. Longing For Damnation
03. Where The Light Has Failed
04. Released From The Catacombs
05. Stand, Fight And Die
06. The Despoiler Of Human Life
07. Crushed Beyond Dust
08. Blinding Black Rage
09. Gorge Upon My Soul
10. Repulsive Salvation
11. Strangled By Unseen Hands
12. And Into The Flame

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Recording started on June 14th with producer Jack Endino

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Skeletonwitch is at it again, defying the typecast by creating an album with so many influences it seems nearly impossible. Breathing The Fire is an excellent album, and here's why:

The band takes Nordic, Black and Thrash influences and fuses them all together seamlessly, showcasing their ability with short yet powerful tracks that leave you wanting more. Although they have been labelled as part of the "thrash revival," their style is extremely opposite from other bands in this vein (see Bonded By Blood, Warbringer and Gama Bomb). With those bands, it's more of an exact throwback to tracks from the 80's, where as Skeletonwitch actually goes out of their way to make something new for this generation. Not to say that new thrash is bad, as I enjoy it myself, just that there are only so many songs to re-hash before you run out of material.

published 27.08.2010 | Comments (14)

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BloodFireDeath - 18.02.2010 at 06:56  
Stay (sic) - 29.12.2010 at 19:30  
  Best Skeletonwitch album EVER. It's so Evil and Fast. Everysong is fast (:
Boxcar Willy - 08.06.2011 at 18:54  
Rating: 8 Pretty solid for being only 34 mins long...
Guib - 23.06.2011 at 07:14  
Rating: 10 Awesome album. Any fan of Thrash Metal should get this right away without question and play it at full blast in both ears.
elseif - 14.10.2011 at 11:02  
Rating: 7 Great album!
squidrick420 - 29.07.2013 at 23:56  
Rating: 10 This guys can't do anything wrong it seems \m/

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