False Enlightenment2012 Hellthrasher Productions
Somehow or another, my collection and knowledge of Greek death metal is woefully lacking. Black metal? No problem... I can give you names like Varathron, Necromantia, Nergal, Rotting Christ and Dark Messiah. Death metal... well, there's Dead Congregation and...uh.... That's about all I can come up with. Until now, at least. Resurgency are doing their best to make Greek death metal more known, and to get it out of the shadow of their more popular black metal scene. And they're doing it with one hell of an apocalyptic sound, drawing off influences such as Morgoth, Massacre, and Atrocity's masterpiece, "Longing For Death" (Todessehnsucht for those of you in Europe). I won't go so far as to say that this is the album that the former death metal masters of Austria should have released instead of "Blut," but... oh what the hell... why not? ... This is the album Atrocity should have released instead of "Blut."