Macare Omen - Gods Of War 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Gods of War - At War is a violent-sounding album. Judging from the album title that shouldn't mark a surprise, but nonetheless it does feel surprising for an album that works so many melodies into its framework. Most albums marching past the hour limit would probably strike me as overlong, but not once have I ever had this gripe with Macabre Omen. The intensity and heroic atmosphere of the album is addictive, and the overwhelming sense of triumph serves to fly in the face of every dissonant trend fuelling black metal today.