Hecate Enthroned - Redimus (Candlelight) - Back
I've gotta tell ya, Hecate Enthroned have relinquished some of their earlier elements into this new opus entitled "Redimus". Once known as an atmospheric and melodic black metal ensemble, their two previous efforts have leaned more towards death metal. Still hindering a death metal vibe, Hecate Enthroned have set forth on a mixed and more sophisticated journey than ever before. I especially appreciate the keyboards being blended with the extremely catchy choruses once again. Songs like "Headhunter" and "No One Hears" take on this specific trait. Some other tunes feature more acoustic guitar, which I am glad to hear. My favorite song on this is probably "An Eternal Belief...", which takes me back to the "Slaughter of Innocence..."-days. Although, Hecate Enthroned have become more blunt in their music (y'know, their song titles don't take up the whole booklet on this release and their lyrics are more hateful)... things really haven't lessened in strength. Rather, the music has taken them another step forward. We have here, an eternal spectra of blackened music! If you're into Cradle of Filth, Emperor and Lord Belial... this is certainly for you!!!

Rating: 84

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell