What: Fifth studio album of bludgeoning Norwegian black metal. Released on Seasons of Mist.
When: September 2014
Where: Oslo, NOR
Why: Punishing black metal that is closer to Satanic grindcore than anything Lord Of The Rings related.
[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]
1349 - Massive Cauldron of Chaos - Seasons of Mist
Verdict: Beyond the low-baroque Satanic histrionics, 1349 takes Motorhead/Metallica-style heavy metal to its illogical extremes. Plus, 1349 plays a Possessed cover! Massive Cauldron of Chaos proudly earned its Perfect Album rating.
For fans of: Emperor, Satyricon, newer Darkthrone, Inquisition, Slayer
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