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Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape

8.1 | 166 votes |
Release date: 7 August 2020
Style: Progressive death metal


62 have it
12 want it

01. Invitation
02. Son Of War
03. Trauma Bonds
04. Years In Frigid Light
05. Bellow
06. Death Comes In Reverse
07. Sun Of War
08. Holy Silence
09. He Is The Path

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One of extreme prog's hot new commodities is coming good on their promise.

published 19.08.2020 | Comments (3)

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08.08.2020 - 16:17
Rating: 10

I really like this one. Album of the year material.
10.08.2020 - 01:52

Top-notch album.
But I don't understand the fifth track! I understand fillers in general, but this bellowing thing is what? They could have NOT recorded it and the album would have been the same...
13.08.2020 - 06:18
Rating: 8

There are some really cool intelligent riffs here. Especially in the first couple of songs.
Leeches everywhere.
18.08.2020 - 17:18
Rating: 10
Morbid Angel 13

Really enjoyable from the get-go. Guitar work is excellent, vocals are top notch but the drumming is meh. But then again there's no drummer in the current lineup so maybe that's the reason why. 🤣🤣🤣
Also, straight vocals remind me of someone else but I can't fathom who. It's driving me crazy
19.08.2020 - 22:02
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
I don't know why exactly but I hate the cover art for this. Like a high school digital art project slapped together at the last minute.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
20.08.2020 - 20:24
Rating: 8

Yeah, the cover art here is definitely irksome considering the metal here is so good.
Leeches everywhere.
24.08.2020 - 14:41
Rating: 10

I'm just enjoying this more and more the more I listen to it. For me, sun of the war is the standout track.

I noticed last night, listening to this and their second effort, that this is probably the band I would suggest to people longing for more Opeth albums. To me, they have a similar feel, albeit different style.
26.08.2020 - 12:15
Rating: 8

I'm ashamed I've never heard of this band before! At the same time, the genres are becoming so saturated with the same stuff, it's easy to miss a gem. And this one is a gem indeed!
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
28.11.2020 - 09:55
Rating: 7

Not a fan of this genre bcoz I hate the drums part. It's all the same but this album stands out with some good memorable tunes. Son of War is my favorite.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘

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