Label: Osmose Productions – OPLP095-1
Format: LP, orange swirl, gatefold
Released: January 29th, 2021
Style: Black Metal
Re-issue. Limited edition 500 copies. Damned In Black is Immortal’s 6th studio album. The Scandinavians find the right balance between complexity and accessibility. In addition, the musicians are able to follow strictly the patterns of their genre without offering a monotonous album. Although they do not leave the eerie paths of Norwegian black metal, the spirited and diversified guitar leads captivate the listener. By contrast, the brittle solos are of minor importance. Be that as it may, “Damned in Black” shows a self-confident and competent band that has created a consistent album instead of showcasing a collection of a few outstanding songs that have been put together with some half-baked fillers. Recommended for fans of Bathory, Abbath, Darkthrone, Satyricon. Alternative artwork (Reprint).