Fear Emptiness Decibel



Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is DecibelHere’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…

Old-school death metal usually loses out to the likes of John Williams when it comes to scoring Hollywood’s super-bloody, big-budget historical epics. But if you’ve been following the lead-up to Incantation’s Vanquish in Vengeance (out in November on Listenable) as eagerly as us, you know that frontman/“-shun” veteran John McEntee should be on every lardass producer’s speed-dial. The bandleader, from a recent press release: “The title track is about the massacre of Saxons in the town of Verdun in 782, called on by order of King Charlemagne.” (Wiki it. Laugh riot.)

McEntee goes on to explain that the title doubles as a symbol for the long-running blaspheme bunch’s perseverance, but the important thing to note here is that the guy’s a fan of studying—and mining—the past. And that’s exactly what Incantation does on our latest flexi disc: McEntee starred for tech-thrashers Revenant prior to forming Incantation, hence we bring you Incantation’s death-drenched reboot of Revenant’s “Degeneration” on black-on-blood-red plastic. You’ll have to do the comparing-and-contrasting via YouTube—or, if you’re tr00, Revenant’s ’89 self-titled demo—but take a listen to Incantation’s exclusive new assault right here:

The actual flexi will pop up for subscribers, as always, in our forthcoming year-end wrap-up issue, but an extremely limited number are available in the dB webstore right now.

The December issue of Decibel also features Neurosis, Killswitch Engage, and Lamb of God, and can be ordered hereBut why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss one of this sweet flexis?

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