POSSESSION – 1585-1646 MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)
It’s just 25 minutes long and features only four tracks (plus an intro), but damned if this MLP doesn’t indelibly highlight Possession as an exciting new act to keep a very close eye on. From start to finish, ‘1585-1646’ (which seems to be a concept mini-album of sorts, about a witch) brims with genuine underground malevolence, just the way Black Metal and Death Metal should.
This is a ripping piece of alchemy that not alone whets the appetite for the Belgians’ debut full-length but stands tall and brazen as a highly significant release in its own right. Makes me feel like I did when I first started listening to Black Metal more years, nay decades, ago than I care to fucking remember.
And anything that manages to make me feel younger is monumental…