Arghoslent - _Incorrigible Bigotry_
(Drakkar Productions, 2002)
by: Quentin Kalis (8 out of 10)
Yet another in a seemingly never-ending flood of quality black and death releases from Drakkar Productions. American death metallers Arghoslent are not unlike labelmates Grand Belial's Key, playing similar frills-free -- i.e. no superfluous keyboards or insipid horror movie samples -- high quality death metal. _Incorrigible Bigotry_ is characterized by memorable riffs, more than adequate musicianship and decent production. This high quality is maintained throughout the album with no significant drops in quality. Lyrically they appear to be motivated by real-life historical incidents of violence (they have tackled issues such as the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonization on a previous releases), as opposed to the cartoon gore of, say, Cannibal Corpse. This is one of those of few albums whereby it is hard to explain exactly what makes the music so riveting. Certainly, the elements mentioned above contribute towards the composition of such an excellent album, but they are not the sole reasons for this album's quality. I tried to pin down exactly what would this album a worthwhile purchase, but I couldn't. Despite this album evading adequate description, it is definitely one of the better death metal albums to be released this year.

(article published 1/9/2002)

6/3/2005 Q Kalis Arghoslent: Incorrigible Bigots?
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