Alghazanth – The Three-Faced Pilgrim Review

alghazanth pilgrimThe Three-Faced Pilgrim is Alghazanth’s seventh full-length album and it’s an okay release as far as black metal goes, but that’s all it is. There’s nothing on there that sticks out like a sore thumb and there certainly isn’t a bad song on there, but on the flip-side there are no songs that grip you or have that special something about them.

Each song tends to follow the same general pattern, with To The Pearl Of High and AdraMelekTaus starting with almost-identical ideas and it kind of feels like Alghazanth is just recycling ideas and riffs rather than trying to bring something new to each song. Subsequently, the album struggles to keep your interest from start to finish as it winds up being one continuous and somewhat repetitive song rather than six individual ideas.

Perhaps I’m being a little harsh here because, as mentioned earlier, The Three-Faced Pilgrim doesn’t have a terrible song on it and there’s some awesome playing on it throughout. If you’re big on your black metal, then you really can’t go wrong with this, but just don’t go in expecting anything wildly different to the norm.

6/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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