God Dethroned - Passiondale (Passchendaele) LP (Red vinyl)


God Dethroned took no small task in manifesting such a release, but I feel as though they effectively channeled the horrors of war into this album without taming it. While the Battle Of Passchendaele (1917) wasn’t the most costly single battle of the war (that unfortunate distinction goes to the Battle Of The Somme (1916)), it was downright one of the most horrific: men were killed in the most appalling ways, conditions were beyond shocking, hope continued to fade, and the situation looked bleaker than ever. Casualties were staggering on both sides and the battle bogged down into another bloody stalemate. Passiondale is an album that depicts this battle musically from the optimistic start of the offensive, through the nasty standstill, and on to the finishing push