Hecate Enthroned

Dark Requiems and Unsilent Massacre (Metal Blade)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. England's Hecate Enthroned release their third album to date, "Dark Requiems and Unsilent Massacre." "In Nomine Satanas," the intro to this record, really does wonders for inducing a dark, evil mood, with its symphonic splendor. It glides smoothly into the second track, "The Pagan Swords of Legend," which quickly assaults the unsuspecting listener with clean, fast blackened death. The high-pitched staccato screeches may turn some against this band, but I feel them to be quite appropriate with their endlessly fast paced sound. The keyboards and the occasional chorus effect on the guitars add the dark flavor that makes this release stand out from others as being a worthy black metal release. -- Lady Enslain