Today, Australian black metal force Wardaemonic return with the mightiest album of their career!
The band has gone from strength to strength and on this new album, entitled Acts of Repentance they’ve even incorporated slower, dissonant parts that work brilliantly when contrasted with their trademark blasting music. This is top-shelf black metal that’s uncompromising and steely in its approach, backed with enough experience to make this memorable and also intriguing enough to keep even untrained ears coming back to it for more.
Acts of Repentance is superbly executed, timeless black metal that melds all the sounds associated with that tag into one epic, powerful expression that can be deemed quintessential. Acts of Repentance gets more elaborate as it progresses, first pummelling the listener into submission and then casting a spell with it’s transcendental progressions. This is among the finest albums to come out of the Australian black metal scene in recent times and is sure to go down as a landmark album for this unheralded band.
Our own corpse-painted denizen of the abyss (Peckham District) Michael Stronge has been living with Acts of Repentance for a while now, and comments: “raw, bestial and gloriously unfettered this foul blast of rancid filth from the Antipodes is going to not just tick every box for fans of the unlight, it’s going to impale the bloody boxes on specially-sharpened Goat horns dipped in poison of adamantine evil… Which is a peculiarly florid way of saying it’s an absolutely steaming, top notch belch of foetid noise that every fan of the genre will want to own. Second track Admission, in particular, is just about as searing as black metal gets in 2021. Names like Watain and Dark Funeral spring to mind when in the presence of Wardaemonic, sure – but both those acts in their prime would be given a run for their money by these guys in terms of sheer intensity and spite”.