What started off as a one-man band, Ashen Horde now boast of a lineup that has the vocalist of Inferi and Equipoise, the drummer of Norse and the bassist of Abhoria. They’ve expanded upon their sound like never before and it now showcases a terrific and fairly unique blend of black and death metal rife with both progressive elements and technical bits. Each song offers a new and detailed interpretation of the multi-faceted style and remains unpredictable and riveting. There’s just so much happening in each one of them that they demand undivided attention and somehow, despite the perplexingly intricate nature of the compositions, there is remarkable coherency. The elaborate songs serve as chapters to bring to life the real story of the unsolved murder of Charles Bravo committed in 1876 and the concept has been given vivid artistic expression by Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity. Fascinating through and through, ‘Antimony’ is an outstanding album in the style with exceptional performances by all involved.
For fans of: Immortal, Abigor, Enslaved, Ihsahn, Abhoria, Inferi, Death
Line up –
Trevor (Abhoria) – Guitars, clean vocals
Stevie (Inferi, Equipoise) – Harsh vocals
Robin (Norse) – Drums
Igor (Abhoria) – Bass
Artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity)