Marduk, "Plague Angel"
As has been the case in the last couple of years, the slow, crushing songs by these Swedes seem to do the most damage when piled against their faster standards. "Life's Emblem Steel Inferno" and "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" are the names this time around, pulverizing your ears from a gaggle of blazing black metal tracks. New vocalist Mortuus picks up perfectly where Legion left off, and Fredrik delivers some of his more thoughtful work behind the kit. A good, raw sound presents the songs in a most barbaric fashion.Ngolls