This album was released over 8 years after the release of their album Tara
means an abyss or a bottomless chasm. This American black thrash band is based in Plano,Texas
(well known as the headquarters of Frito Lay snack products).
sang the vocals and played drums for this band. Then he left the band. In late 2001, he auditioned for Slayer
to play drums, for Dave Lombardo's temporarily vacated spot.
In 2002 Proscriptor
broke his wrist in an accident. It took lots of rehabilitation for him to regain his drumming skills. After he recuperated,he flew to Europe
to record the album Sphynx as the drummer for Melechesh
. Members Equitant
and Shaftiel lost interest in the band and quit. They were replaced by guitarist Zawicizuz.
Then in 2007, Proscriptor
decided to reform the band. He recruited guitarist Vastator
, he left(because of musical differences) after 6 months, but contributed 4 songs to this album. So the band replaced him with their long time friend, Zawicizuz. Most of the songs are about ancient mythology and its application to occultism. The song Those Of The Void
was lyrically written by Ashmedi of Melechesh
. The music is influenced by Immolation
, and early Darkthrone
The songs blaze at a fast tempo, with lots of dazzling melody and cutting guitar riffs. The drum playing is very vigorous. If I were to hear this album without knowing who the actual performer was, I would swear that it was Melechesh
. Although it doesn't have the middle eastern style that Melechesh
has in their block buster album Emissaries.
The vocals sound like like the vocals for Melechesh
. There is energetic thrashing, punctuated with high octane shredding. The music doesn't sound so much dark as it does energetic. Every song on this album thrashes and I recommend it to any metalhead. It reminds me of Melechesh