Album Review: Desolate Shrine – “The Heart of the Netherworld”

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“Listen to [this album] with a candle burning and you will see your entire future.” – Anita Miller (Almost Famous)

With The Heart of the NetherworldDesolate Shrine members LL (the band’s only instrumentalist), MT and RS (vocalists) have put forth an astounding, sweeping 63-minute effort. It’s their third release in only five years, and second on Dark Descent Records. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, where we can only assume from the sound of this record that all is dark, dismal and cold, Netherworld is a heavy, oppressive release of blackened death metal sure to leave a mark on your emotional development. It is no mistake that this album is released in the dead of winter.

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