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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ptahil/For His Satanic Majesty's Glory/Wraith Productions/2011 CD Review

  Ptahil are a band from Fort Wayne, Indiana that plays a very satanic and occultic form of black metal mixed in with some doom metal and punk influences and this is a review of their 2011 album "For His Satanic Majesty's Glory" which was released by Wraith Productions.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the synths when they are utilized briefly bring a very dark and occultic avant garde edge to the music as well as a brief use of church bells being used on one song, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that also combine elements of punk rock and doom metal with some dark melodies as well as some occasional thrash/traditional metal style riffing being thrown in at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized they are dark rock sounding leads.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some hardcore punk style shouts as well as some ritualistic samples in addition there are some deep growls and ritualistic clean singing being utilized on a couple of songs, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Gnosticism, Occultism and the Darker side of the Caballa, as for the production it has a very dark and heavy feeling to it and it is neither too raw or over produced.

In my opinion Ptahil are a very good satanic/occultic black metal with a punk rock and doom metal edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Satan" "Lilitu" "Deathwish' and "The Gate To The Kliphotic Anti-World". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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