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Kalaratri
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Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:22 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:05 pm 
 

Spectral Wound will release their third album, A Diabolic Thirst, through Profound Lore Records on April 16.

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Tracklisting:
1. Imperial Saison Noire
2. Frigid and Spellbound
3. Soul Destroying Black Debauchery
4. Mausoleal Drift
5. Fair Lucifer, Sad Relic
6. Diabolic Immanence

Frigid and Spellbound has been released as the first single:

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I know this album (and its goofy cover art) has already been discussed in the most anticipated albums of 2021 thread, but I thought I'd make a separate thread for it. Infernal Decadence was and still is one of my most listened to melodic BM releases of recent years so to say I'm stoked for this album is an understatement. The first single is killer and the band continues to maintain that balance between melody and rawness that has made their work so engaging.

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Dooders
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Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:00 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:29 pm 
 

The debut track from this LP sounds amazing as expected. All the instruments are clear and energetic. Truly headbanging BM. These fellas have a real knack for melody and balancing ferocity along with it.
What a treat these guys would be live, I am sure.

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Lagartija
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Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 am
Posts: 1166
Location: Spain
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:24 pm 
 

I can't wait for this one, will pre-order as soon as it's up.
That first track is stunning.

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Hecatomb867
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:56 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:15 pm 
 

Their last album was, in my opinion, the best black metal album of it's year and an album that I still play regularly. So needless to say I'm hyped as fuck for this.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:45 am 
 

The second single has been released:


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RapeTheDead
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Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:48 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:41 am 
 

Oh shit, had no idea these guys existed. A QCBM-styled Sargeist ripoff? Sign me the fuck up. These tracks are sweet.

I love that Profound Lore is located an hour's drive from my house cause I know I'll be able to spend less than 20 bucks on this and it will get to my house in less than a week :love:
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Lagartija
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Location: Spain
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:22 am 
 

Ridiculous CD shipping charges from Germany to Spain, nearly 14 euros?! That's more than the CD, fuck that.

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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am 
 

Pre-ordered. Band is an absolute gem.
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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:56 am 
 

Profound Lore has uploaded the full album stream:


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:44 pm 
 

So the album is a straight up ripper, and a step up from Infernal Decadence. They've really gotten a handle on how to write catchy, aggressive melodic black metal.


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AlienZombie
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Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:04 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:58 pm 
 

Yeah, my black metal AOTY so far, good shit.

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jimbies
Noose Springsteen

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:28 am 
 

This is fucking unbelievable.

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KaiserBaphomet
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Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:48 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:09 pm 
 

Haven't stopped listening to this all day. Great riffs and songwriting!
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Empyreal
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Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:41 pm 
 

They basically did everything I enjoy in a BM band with this. Very cool.
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draconiondevil
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Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:21 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 pm 
 

I'm not normally a black metal guy but I've gotta say the riffs on this thing are quite tasty.

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mike_87
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Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:08 am
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:09 am 
 

Got the first two albums and i remember them being great, if i remember right they are quite melodic and blast heavy, take it this album is worth my time also?

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:47 pm 
 

mike_87 wrote:
Got the first two albums and i remember them being great, if i remember right they are quite melodic and blast heavy, take it this album is worth my time also?


If you like the first two albums this one is just as good, if not better.

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Lagartija
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Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 am
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Location: Spain
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:01 pm 
 

Full digital album on Bandcamp for a few days, but I'm trying to wait until the CD arrives. Even more excited now after reading these positive comments!

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TheLoneForest
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Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:16 pm
Posts: 524
Location: Quebec
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:08 pm 
 

Just bought the vinyl from the local metal shop in Quebec, where they're from. Outstanding. Definitely on my end year list

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