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Ancient album review – Back To The Land Of The Dead

Album Review

Idiosyncratic Norwegians Ancient make a prodigal return with new album

Ancient are a somewhat unusual entry in the Norwegian extreme metal canon. Their very early works, dating back to the early and mid-90s, are regarded by many with respect but they quite quickly morphed into a more commercial – and less credible – proposition, a sort of sub-par Cradle Of Filth complete with vampiric themes and unconvincing band photos.


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