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Stijn Van Hees
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Stijn Van Hees Great evil stuff, could be unearthed demo's from some obscure mid-eighties band from either side of the Atlantic but the paradox is an obscure band from that time could have never achieved such a level of tightness and production values ;-) These evil nasties perfectly straddle that divide between 'ancient and pure' on one side and 'crafty and listenable' on the other. Whatever way you look at it, it's stuff that makes you max your amp and bang your head in praise of timeless anti-cosmic forces Favorite track: In Vain.
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Helhest Here at these humble headquarters the debut Possession's full-length was received with fulfilled high expectations. Since I unpacked my Anneliese yellow EP I knew that the concept of the band was to be followed closely. As I went far into its universe I was appeased for knowing that Possession continued to deliver the horrid screams and gloomy atmosphere that hold me onto their music since the first time I listened. Bravo! Favorite track: Infestation - Manifestation.
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curlyearthyredhead My favorite Black Metal album of 2017. Favorite track: Beast of Prey.
Michael Hojjatie
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Michael Hojjatie FINALLY a full-length from these rabid ancient death metal hounds! Favorite track: In Vain.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Long awaited for a reason. Possession's first album takes no prisoners. It's an iron fisted blasphemous ride through Hell from a young and incredibly talented band. Favorite track: In Vain.
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  • Exorkizein CD
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    Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions announce April 7th as the international release date for the massively anticipated debut album of Belgium's Possession, Exorkizein. Invictus will handle the album's CD release while Iron Bonehead will handle its vinyl LP version.

    One of the hottest bands in the modern black/death metal underground, Possession's ascent has been rapid but never exacting, and more than rightly earned. Forming in 2012, their debut demo, His Best Deceit - released jointly by Invictus and Iron Bonehead, in 2013 - exploded with excitement, showing an incendiary charisma rarely heard, not to mention a veteran's grasp of engaging songwriting. But for however filthy 'n' furious His Best Deceit was, less than a year later, the band released the Anneliese EP: a catacombed dirge that proved there were yet more haunting depths to this still-young band.

    Between the two records, Possession's name was already on the tongues of legions worldwide - which is all the more remarkable considering their canon, to that point, consisted of six songs. Alas, in 2015 arrived the 1585-1646 mini-album. The band's longest work to date at 25 minutes, 1585-1646 studiously explored more concerted lyrical themes, marrying the conceptualism of the Anneliese EP to a still-unfolding, still-unholy synthesis of ancient Metal of Death and the pitchest-black metal. It was the band's boldest move to date, teasing their now-rabid fanbase with greater glories to come...and now they have arrived with Exorkizein.

    Effectively a summation of Possession's powers and prowess they displayed across their first three recordings, Exorkizein is the bold and brazen first-album statement that will fully write the band's name into black/death legendry. Its fury is more feral and unchained than ever, its downshifts into doom more swirling and fatal, and its recording is as rounded and robust as a highly anticipated debut requires. And yet, for however much this is all unmistakably Possession, Exorkizein marks a change in lineup: vocalist Mestema is out of the band and has been replaced by Viriakh, while S.Iblis enters as new bassist. Far from a disabling blow, this lineup shakeup has resulted in a stronger Possession than ever before, brimming with madness and mystery, slavering with sin and ever prepared to strike. The youthful discordance has slightly, subtly given way to an ageless confidence, without one sacrifice of the core ethics of authentic, deeply-felt black/death METAL.

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  • Possession Exorkizein cassette
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    Cassette edition of the debut Possession album

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Intro 02:17
Sacerdotium 05:33
In Vain 06:30


released April 7, 2017


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