Striking while the iron is hottest, Belgium’s Possession return with a brand-new mini-album, 1585-1646, set for international release on June 6th, with Iron Bonehead Productions handling the vinyl pressing and Invictus Productions handling the CD pressing, and today premiere the new track “Ceremony” at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Here, the quartet go from strength to strength, melding the best aspects of their critically acclaimed His Best Deceit demo and the proceeding, even-more-feverishly-received Anneliese EP and then stirring the cauldron more potently ‘n’ poisonously. Forever committed to ancient black/death darkness but still brimming with a youthful fervor that’s blanching to behold, Possession unleash four spells across 1585-1646 that take the churning, teeth-gnashing hysterics of their demo and imbue them with Anneliese’s haunting, more-dynamic poise. Taken together, the band’s growth over the past two years is startling – seemingly, they can accomplish every diabolical deed they can envision – but not once do they forget the raw, rabid edges so crucial to their formation and especially to black/death metal. Hear the first evidence of such exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Through these four tracks, Possession tells the story of a witch who lived in France between 1585 and 1646: on “Obscurity,” an intro sets the crucial medieval atmosphere; with “Visitation,” the future witch receives the visit of the Devil, who offers her a pact she accepts; on “Ceremony” comes the Sabbath; with “Guilty,” the Inquisitors hunt the witch, catch her, and torture her to make her confess; and at last, on “Ablaze,” the Inquisitors burn the witch. Feel the fire of 1585-1646 and be consumed… Tracklisting is as follows:
Tracklisting for Possession’s 1585-1646
1. Obscurity – Visitation