For His Satanic Majesty's Glory
Review by JD on January 13, 2012.
Getting bored with my Black Metal collection as the Canadian winter closes in on my sorry ass, I was glad to get some new music to review. USBM has been on the rise lately, and veteran BM band from Indiana Ptahil has slid across my desk to reaffirm the rising. Hopefully this will cure the boredom I had been experiencing.
This two man Black Metal machine has been on my radar for some time. I had heard one of their first offering awhile ago ("Anti-Flesh Existence") and was impressed beyond belief with the music they had made. Now I have their latest offering and I was excited to finally do a review on them. The album I had heard before was pretty good throughout, I remember. With this newest album, I was more than just interested how far they had come as I put the CD in... I was very excited.
With nine songs of pure malevolence presence that hold a feeling of raw and unabashed demonic power, Ptahil powers into your very mind, into your helpless soul. Each Satan inspired track drips and oozes this hellish command, while being straight ahead basic. My favorite track here is the tempestuous and dark attack of 'The Black Fire'- the song is very heavy, dripping with blood soaked savagery and yet it seems nearly catchy at the same time.
Simply put Ptahil are such amazing twosome of musicians, who keep every note so simple while showing that under it is all planned out. These Indiana based Hellfire warriors blow me away and they give every band out there a wake up call, proudly announcing that they are breathing down your collective necks.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.6 out of 10