- Product Code: RR7090
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The second full-length studio album by American Thrashing Black Metal band.
"Triumvirate"’s assault is powerful, primal, and pure; capturing and channelling the spirit of Metal’s earliest trailblazers through a 21st century urban hostility. The second album from New York trio is as churning and rage-filled as its predecessor. Their sound is very slightly cleaned up from the debut, which had almost the same falling-apart quality as the Hellhammer demos, to which they were so clearly indebted (hell, the album ended with a cover of Celtic Frost's "Dethroned Emperor"!). It's still rough, Grim Black/Death Metal, though, with the band members' Hardcore roots showing through. The music is heavier than most Old-School Black Metal, with plenty of bass and a hard, thwacking drum sound; these guys aren't concerned with retaining a lo-fi sound.
This is not a particularly ambitious album -- Black Anvil have little interest in being progressive, lyrically or musically. But when taken on its own guttural, hyperaggressive terms, it's an absolute success! "Triumvirate" unquestionably leaves Black Anvil’s enduring, pitch-black mark on the Metal world!!
Relapse Records, 2010 (RR7090). Made in USA. First press. Comes with OBI.
1. What Is Life If Not Now! 4:55
2. Crippling 1:00
3. The Evil Of All Roots 5:46
4. Ultimate Reality 3:41
5. Angels To Dust 5:03
6. We Own You 4:42
7. Scalping 4:39
8. Eliminate 1:32
9. Dead And Left 4:45
10. With Transparent Blood 5:15
Total playing time: 41:20 min.