Record Label: Bombworks Records
Product ID: BWR052011
Packaging: 8 panel full color insert / jewel case
Style: Extreme Metal
Release Date: June 10, 2011
ABOUT THE ALBUMYears of touring and legendary Cornerstone Festival appearances cemented A HILL TO DIE UPON as an elite force to be reckoned with. But when 2009 saw the release of the band’s debut, Infinite Titanic Immortal, the popularity of this mysterious Christian extreme metal band soared! Only a year after its release the album was voted into the top 100 Christian metal albums of all time by Heaven’s Metal Magazine critics!
The band’s sophomore release, OMENS was recorded at Girder Mode Studios (engineered by Whitecross guitar hero, Rex Carroll) and Mixed & Mastered in Sweden by Erik Tordsson (Crimson Moonlight fame) giving the album a pedigree of greatness worthy of a band who has consistently won the hearts of critics and fans alike!
Their war-metal, anti-blasphemous, Eastern-tinged blackened death metal features Adam's vocals as hoarse and commanding as ever, like a powerful Old Testament Biblical prophet summoning forth the power of the Almighty; the lyrics a dark but hope-filled testament to the ancient times of humanity and religion. Michael's drumming is as blisteringly fast as ever, with lightning fast double bass kicks, sharp, machine gun snares, and blast beats galore. Equally intense are Elisha’s guitars, switching from tremolo picking to death metal riffing with sheer precision and mastery - solos that are both technical and fitting.
The word that comes to mind when listening to OMENS is majestic. The drums and guitars ebb and flow in a wave of death metal that is not only technical and brutal in its execution, but melodious and alluring, no doubt enhanced by the excellent production of the album.
OMENS is a testament to the band's skill, showing us a more mature and able band who has mastered their craft of writing epic song structures, blistering blackened death metal and offering up a juicy slab of technical music that doesn't sacrifice melody and feeling for sheer brutality. Within a three year period, AHTDU has released two albums that prove black metal does not have to be a parody of itself, but can be powerful, intelligent, as well as pulverizing.
If you're a death metal fan, you need this album as you do water. For those that aren't too keen on brutal music, you may find OMENS to be quite a treat - give it a shot! Consider yourself forewarned - prepare to be maimed by the infernal horde known as A HILL TO DIE UPON! For fans of Dimmu Borgir, 1349, Behemoth, Vader, Hate!
Key Selling Points
- Best Selling debut release in Bombworks history
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Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Ancient Enemy of Death