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Immortal - Pure Holocaust



8.1 | 567 votes |
Release date: 1993
Style: Black metal

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01. Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss
02. A Sign For The Norse Hordes To Ride
03. The Sun No Longer Rises
04. Frozen By Icewinds
05. Storming Through Red Clouds And Holocaustwinds
06. Eternal Years On The Path To The Cemetary Gates
07. As The Eternity Opens
08. Pure Holocaust

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dark awakening
Rating:
8.4
A lot of people think that black metal is a style based only on violence and absence of harmony, that there isn't a connection between the music and the lyrics, and that it's only Satanic stuff. These people are wrong and albums like "Pure Holocaust" are the proof. Norwegian Black Metal band Immortal (R.I.P.) has made history in its genre, changing the style after 1997 into a kind of Thrash/Black that brought the band under the lore of the Label Nuclear Blast. But I'm not here to tell the story of one of the greatest bands ever, so let's review the second work of the Norwegian black metallers.

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published 16.06.2006 | Comments (24)

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17.09.2011 - 14:42
BeastOfMetal456
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Great album from these mighty Norsemen. I don't think it's their best, because a lot of dissonance is used.... But still, I consider it a BM essential that has a lot of good tracks. "Pure Holocaust" was my first black metal track.
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21.09.2011 - 03:20
Rating: 9
@gent_-_orange
This album is excellent, I must have listened to this album a million times and its still as great now as the first time I heard it. Undoubtedly the pinnacle of Immortals career.
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29.01.2012 - 17:21
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Immortal were a fun band to watch a bloodstock. I guess the overall atmosphere created at that show more than matched the one created on this album. The moon was rising fully in the sky, and immortal played inhumanly fast and raw. Fucking great album.
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22.09.2012 - 03:30
Rating: 9
RickArriaga
Hands down, its amazing and a big step up from their debut
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14.02.2013 - 16:50
Illog1cal
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Immortal's best.
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25.02.2013 - 05:08
Lord_Regnier
Great album. Still nice to listen to after all those years.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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09.06.2013 - 21:29
belphegor666
Bow Down On Your Knees Posers And Hail Immortal...Cos is your last night to see the moonlight
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08.11.2013 - 18:18
Zombie94
Fantastic album. The production in particular is near perfect for this kind of black metal imo. The drums have a nice clacking, rattling noise to em. And Abbath's vocals are sick, very croaky and evil sounding.
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14.11.2013 - 13:58
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Tage Westerlund
Another classic , pure BM sound, comparing to 1th one, some say last true Immortal album, but fuck em, all from this band are awesome, true winter album
Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss - living close toe dge of the world in artic, you will understand meaning of this
The Sun No Longer Rises - so true december, mid january, sun is no longer rise
Frozen By Icewinds - another one cold winter day -35¤C and you're frozen by ice winds
Storming Through Red Clouds And Holocaustwinds - I like this one title can piss people of since haters can hate, and haters never understand true menaing they simply hate and burn other people prophesy
As The Eternity Opens - You die in the norrland and it opens
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.08.2014 - 17:27
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Have to join to the ones spoken before me. This is album Pure f*cking madness, one thing I love about it that the sound quality is somehow black-metal-crappy and yet crystal clean at the same time, making it really grim and kvlt.
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26.07.2015 - 20:07
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Tage Westerlund
Written by qlacs on 23.08.2014 at 17:27

Have to join to the ones spoken before me. This is album Pure f*cking madness, one thing I love about it that the sound quality is somehow black-metal-crappy and yet crystal clean at the same time, making it really grim and kvlt.


one of rare albums where bad sound quality don't matter
IMO band needs go to studio and re record this and 1th one whit better mix, master
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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04.07.2016 - 12:07
Rating: 9
Pikemaster
This album definetly has what a good Black Metal album contained in 1993. Blasting drums, icy sounding guitars, lyrics about northern darkness. Also the lenght of the album is perfect for this kind of music. I can't really see why albums like plastic sounding Sons of the Northern Darkness and Damned in Black are rated higher. A true classic of the genre and probably in top 3 of pure BM records of all time imo.
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"Soon its tail raises the mud
The beast is ready for attack
The reel screams the line beings to run
And the struggle shall begin"
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14.09.2016 - 00:26
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Pikemaster on 04.07.2016 at 12:07

This album definetly has what a good Black Metal album contained in 1993. Blasting drums, icy sounding guitars, lyrics about northern darkness. Also the lenght of the album is perfect for this kind of music. I can't really see why albums like plastic sounding Sons of the Northern Darkness and Damned in Black are rated higher. A true classic of the genre and probably in top 3 of pure BM records of all time imo.


agree, it only needs better mastering in studio
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
apos;'
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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20.09.2020 - 21:54
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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Abbath's drumming is otherworldly and the guitar work creates a genuinely evil sounding atmosphere often attempted but rarely captured so accurately. Varied riffs and tempos alternating between frenetic and gloomy help maintain its sense of captivation from beginning to end. Only a shade over 30 minutes as well so it's a lot to digest in a short span of time.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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17.02.2021 - 23:51
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Back when they did take themselves seriously. No alcoholism. No clowny acts. No demands or disputes. Just a focused Black Metal band.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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23.02.2021 - 21:52
Alakazam
spendin' cheese
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.09.2020 at 21:54

Abbath's drumming is otherworldly and the guitar work creates a genuinely evil sounding atmosphere often attempted but rarely captured so accurately. Varied riffs and tempos alternating between frenetic and gloomy help maintain its sense of captivation from beginning to end. Only a shade over 30 minutes as well so it's a lot to digest in a short span of time.

Og, pre At The Heart Of Winter Immortal is the epitome of a blizzard in blast beatstick hurricane motion.
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04.11.2021 - 16:30
Rating: 6
Roman Doez
Hallucigenia
Fairly boring release, but the title track and its very "Imperial March" reminiscent riff is a banger
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16.12.2022 - 11:00
Rating: 9
GrimReaper85
First I rated it 8 as I tend to go with the flow. But this is insanity from start to finish, drumming is insane and so are the guitars.
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01.04.2024 - 20:19
Rating: 9
The Galactician
My favorite Immortal album. I enjoy the more progressive and varied nature of later releases, but this focused freight train totally speaks to me (in cursed demonic tongues, of course).
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