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Hades Almighty: Pyre Era, Black!

Album Review

Long overdue return of Norse black metal champions

As one of the very first bands to champion the ‘Viking black metal’ subgenre, Hades Almighty (or Hades, as they were in the 90s) were an essential name in Norwegian black metal, resurrecting the spirit of Bathory in a more modern and heavy context and pushing a raw, heroic, folky take on the genre.

It is also no exaggeration to say that their return is long overdue; it is now a decade and a half since their last release, The Pulse Of Decay, which itself was a departure from classic Hades territory. 

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