HORNCROWNED – Defanatus (Diabolus Adventus) (CD)
Horncrowned has written their most profoundly anti-Christian record in their 13-year existence, as “Defanatus (Diabolus Adventus)” is pure blasphemy towards the Christian faith. This quartet don’t do not give a damn as to who they insult with their vicious and dark lyrics about Satan’s empire taking over the world and enslaving all that is holy and sacred. With rabid, guitar searing weapons such as “Christ’s Devotees Genocide”, “Worship Of The Seven-Headed Beast” and “Charred Shrines”, it is total hell unleashed upon humanity. And the raspy, witch-like vocals is sure to leave you in a darkened place, with death’s eyes staring directly into your face.
They’ve 12 tracks of pure evil on this album and they all sound different for the most part, with the exception of the vocals, but even this does not matter as the bestial-screamed vocals bring much more hatred to the songs here. I was impressed with the fact that these guys do not use any synthesizers on this album and yet they’re able to achieve such a darkened atmosphere on this album. Horncrowned is all about the old school style of black metal with a modern touch of aural bestiality for the perverted ears.
“Defanatus (Diabolus Adventus) is a true work of the dark arts in all that is evil and 110% Satanic. For black metal fans of the ancient style as well as blackened metal of today, will be highly pleased with this band’s overall extreme direction. There are no signs of these guys slowing down or writing another style of extreme metal, as they’re truly dedicated and sworn their souls to the underworld of brimstone and fire.
This should appeal to fans of Dark funeral, Grief Of Emerald, Setherial and Marduk. [Ketzer] Sarjoo Devani