March into Firelands

Welcome to the blackened, blasphemous, and incendiary world of Hells Headbangers. Welcome to the blackened, blasphemous, and incendiary world of Flame. You’re familiar with the phrase “fits like a glove?” Welcome to Hell. You’ll make all those connections within seconds of raging inferno opener “Black Realm of Satanas” from March into Firelands, a collection of obsidian thrashers of considerable constitution.

Thrashing and bashing its way through venomous, reverb-drenched vocals (Blackvenom kills it here), sickening guitar crunch, and thunderous drumming with great fills, March into Firelands has all of the evil atmosphere and quality song construction you expect from a HHR release. High speed, well written thrash gives way to double-bass pummeled sections of ironclad chug, as though Nifelheim and Sathanas collaborated at the apex of an inebriated Satanic metal ritual gathering of the defiantly like-minded. Beyond the apocalyptic metaphors, March into Firelands works so well because it is packed with memorable songs.

Featuring ex-members of Urn and Barathrum, it is no surprise that the unholy racket unleashed by these Fins is guaranteed to cause the posers and the pious to burst into – you guessed it – flame upon first exposure. Points are awarded for the perfect (as in well suited to the style) production, the well-written and eminently head-bangable compositions, and a sound that smells like the stench of burning flesh. Trust me on this one. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Hell. Oh wait, I forgot about that whole eternal damnation thing. You’re screwed.

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Written by Scott Alisoglu
May 16th, 2011


  1. Commented by: Clauricaune

    You didn’t really say how it sounds like, but I’m sold.

  2. Commented by: Cynicgods

    We’re Flame and we play black metal. Yup, we like Blood, Fire and Death. :P

  3. Commented by: vugelnox

    great album and an improvement from their debut

  4. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    oh man, this rips. wow. nice density to their sound that a lot of black metal bands could stand a bit of. all that echoey thrash is just rad as fuck.

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