Genre: Death metal
Country: United States
Label: Listenable Records
Year: 2014

Incantation is a band while lying on the street since 1989, has released 3 demo, plethora of EPs and 9 Full-length, never received wide reputation. Remained respected and notable, in death metal circles, created a fanatical core fans, and do not depart from the path mapped out from the beginning. Their first albums “Onward to Golgotha” and “Mortal Throne of Nazarene” considered by many as masterpieces, and perhaps insurmountable . Their previous album “Vanquish In Vengeance” released two years ago and showed a back to the roots trend, which ends in the best way with the release of “Dirges of Elysium”.

The first striking feature is the stunning production, which has great range, clarity, power and the necessary guts. All these elements combine harmoniously and make a good canvas, on which unravels the unholy essay “Dirges of Elysium”. The second element that impressed me is that throughout the album, there is a strong atmosphere of the first albums, I mentioned. Songs like «Debauchery», the «Carrion Prophecy» and «Impalement of Divinity», turned me back many years, but without leaving my sense of rehash and duplication.

I believe that the “Dirges of Elysium” by Incantation, will not gain new fans, they will not disappoint their fanatic audience and generally will not change anything, neither for themselves nor for the kind that they serve. But they will however still get a commendation for their stability, honesty and love which serve an area, which contribute incessantly so many years, without fanfare, vanity and commercial aspirations.

4/6