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KINGDOM – Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment

Band: Kingdom
Title: Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment
Year: 2016
Country: Poland
Label: Godz Ov War Productions


Translation: Crypt Of Fear

  1. Sepulchral Psalms
  2. Monolith Of Death
  3. Forsaken Tribe
  4. Kaplica Ducha Zgniłego
  5. Abyss Of Torment
  6. Black Rain Upon The Mountain Of Doom
  7. Whispering The Incantation Of Eternal Fire
  8. Cromlech [Darkthrone cover]

The Polish band Kingdom is an integral part of the underground death metal scene, and not from yesterday; the band's activity started in 2003 and they have already published two albums (2008, "Unholy Graveyard" and 2013, "Morbid Priest Of Supreme Blasphemy"). In their discography you can also find the 2006 demo ("Horned God"), a split the following year with Deathevokation and Mandatory ("Altar Of The Old Skulls"), and an EP ("Temple Of Death", 2011). 2016 was the year where we could see them release their latest full-length work, "Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment".

You are in front of a musical concept that got darker with the growth of the band, increasingly influenced from the American sound in which it’s not hard to recognize the black and sulfuric ferocity typical of acts like Morbid Angel, Incantation, Vital Remains and Angelcorpse. More than once, the Polish band got close to the darkest Swedish death metal, still drawing inspiration from their compatriots Vader. Besides they were able to create ruthless and in your face tracks ("Sepulchral Psalms" and "Monolith Of Death"), songs with sinister melodic inlfuences ("Forsaken Tribe"), or to unchain a violent epic feeling ("Kaplica Ducha Zgniłego").

The album flows quickly and smoothly: in the tracklist there is nothing out of place, nor a song incapable of affirming with certainty that Kingdom don’t know how to do their own job. This is the umpteenth good representation of extreme and unhealthy wickedness called "Whispering The Incantation Of Eternal Fire"; they perform in a dignified and not too distant way from the original, the classic "Cromlech" from Darkthrone's "Soulside Journey" (1991), icing on the cake of a "Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment" that unleashes old school aptitude out of each single second.

Very inspired in terms of composition, well produced and also curated from the visual point of view, the work by Kingdom wants to enter your stereo with the clear desire to disseminate the smell of death in the air, demonstrating once again how the Polish scene is always ready to offer us some very good death metal. We recommend listening and purchasing.