Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings
Release: 7 August 2015
The Antichrist Imperium is here covering the space Akercocke left after their split–up.
Including great musicians raised from Akercocke ashes like the “blast war undertaker” David Gray ( Akercocke, The Berzerker, My Dying Bride, Voices) and guitar embalmer Matt Wilcock ( The Berzerker, Akercocke, Belligerent Intent) The antichrist Imperium exhume the infernal sonic artillery from the sixth Akercocke album that never was & present its rancid remains for your listening pleasure.
Decidedly these antichristian rebellions extend the boundaries of black/death/thrash metal sound, offering a macabre musical holocaust right from hell.
Of large musical skills The Antichrist Imperium mix (better say progress) perfectly the most extreme sound of death metal icons like Deicide, Vital Remains, Acheron with psychedelic tunes, lot of rock moments, theatrical horror gothic breaks and tons of retro-thrash riffs .
Exactly like Akercocke have doing but here is more complicated and extended! Let’s say a "wise" step beyond.
Furthermore fellow conspirator Sam Loynes (Voices, Shrines) provides an innovative contemporary vocal performance alongside Aussie legend Sam Bean (The Berzerker, The Senseless) who delivers the traditional death metal werewolf embellishment.
This truly is a masterpiece. An outstanding follow-up to Akercocke’ s tradition. This album has got it all... sharp guitar work by Matt Wilcock, precise and in-your-face drumming by David Gray, all kind of vocals by the Loynes, Bean duo.
Past and present collide in a harrowing frenzy of Death, Black, thrash & progressive metal flavours to energize and revitalise the spirit of the Antichrist in 2015.
A Sophistic Blasphemy....