'Vanquish In Vengeance'
Incantation, the beloved underground death metal institution, is back. Fiends who have patiently waited for the return of one of the last remaining godfathers of the style should be knee-deep in blissful slimy cum. Members of the ever-increasing horde of bands who'd willingly give pints of their own blood to be Incantation should start working even harder now, for the bar has been raised anew by 'Vanquish In Vengeance'. Consequent listens only approve one's initial notion that this album has been long in the making, meant in the most positive way. Nothing has been left to chance - Incantation, with what it seems to be minimum ease and surgical precision, once more proclaim that they're masters of all tempos and that tunes this vicious and heavy can also be memorable, without sacrificing one iota of the dark aura that has been the band's trademark since times immemorial. With seriously flawless production, re-energized line up and meticulous writing and playing 'Vanquish In Vengeance' is, hands down, THE death metal album of the year. A dangerously addictive amalgam of blistering speed, bone-crushing heaviness and funeral dirges - indulge yourself in the fierce flames those seasoned musicians have brought back from the otherworldly realms. [9,5]