- Jewelcase CD
Do you feel Fire & Brimstone? That's the sound of PRINCIPALITY OF HELL's debut album, burning with power from Hell and emitting sacrilegious smoke. It's an album that has one - and ONLY one - aim: to revive the old black/thrash spirit of the early/mid '80s, when legends like VENOM, BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, SODOM, and VOIVOD stalked the earth.
On paper, it sounds like an idea that's been wrung dry, but it's an idea that takes on especial gravitas coming from black metal scene veterans - namely Greece's legendary THE MAGUS, who's wielded wide influence upon the black metal scene since the early '90s with NECROMANTIA and THOU ART LORD. Joining him here on PRINCIPALITY OF HELL's Fire & Brimstone are fellow conspirators El (SOULSKINNER, THOU ART LORD) and J. Maelstrom (RAVENCULT, THOU ART LORD), and together they create a rowdy, galloping ride through blackthrash's darkest past. And yet, each song (including a classic early EXOCUS cover on the CD version, and a cover of SLAYER's Tormentor on the vinyl version) remains varied from the next, with each deadly strike lodging immediately within the cranium.
With Fire & Brimstone, expect no more or no less: PURE FUCKING BLACK METAL the old-school way!