Friday, May 15, 2009


ALTAR OF PLAGUES are a metal band from Ireland. This already sounds like it's going to suck, I know. But bare with me here. ALTAR OF PLAGUE's new record "White Tomb" almost defies description. It conjurs up words like black metal, ambient, epic, atmospheric, chilling, and dare I even use the cliche' word grim. But it's much more than a black metal record. It has hints of more progressive sounds not entirely unlike NEUROSIS or JESU. Their Myspace page has this to say about the album:
"Inspired by the unique land of the Burren, Co.Clare, "White Tomb" explores current global condition. Earthly connections have been lost; everything is draining of character and colour.

A White Tomb remains."

Sounds serious doesn't it? This record IS serious. With songs clocking in at around 15:00. It takes some serious sonic aptitude to keep me from falling asleep. But don't take my word for it, just click below to download the album in it's entirety and enjoy it for yourself. You will not be disappointed.


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