Rotting Christ - The Heretics LP (Black vinyl)
This is very much a concept album with a simple Black Metal twist. An album with moments of headbanging eargasms, with cool sounding lyrics (of mostly "fire"), and with a message - all bathed in an unquestionably inspired love to deliver something refined while staying well clear from the pitfalls of cliche and the cheesy aspects of this musical niche. A very strong, charming album from an amazingly well versed veteran in the field. Rare to have a band around this long and still putting out wicked, wicked stuff. Hear what sophistication sounds like in Black Metal. Behold yet another majestic achievement from one of the masters of Black Metal; Rotting Christ.