Possession - Exokizein CD


Possession are blackened death metal band from Belgium. Formed in 2012 they released some demos and EPs before releasing their debut full length, Exorkizein. This band could more easily be summed up as sounding like blackened Swede-death in places. The guitars are low and buzzin' in most places while the mixture of death metal and black metal riffs add another dimension to this band's sound. But what I like most about this album is that it has an eerie and dark atmosphere that adds an epic quality to it. The songs are rather epic in that five out of the seven songs on this rather short album are over five minutes long; with one even pushing over seven and a half minutes. Does this formula create a coherent album? For the most part it does quite well.