Waxen "Blasphemer In Celestial Courts" CD 2019
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Waxen delivers skillfully played blackened thrash metal with strong true metal leanings and the undercurrent of black metal, drenched in Toby Knapp’s trademark neo-classical shred-mastery!
Joining the Moribund Family in 2014 Waxen swiftly released a triumvirate of critically acclaimed black / thrash metal albums with 2014’s “Agios Holokauston”, 2016’s "Weihung Auf Satan" and 2018’s "Terror Decree”. These albums redefined technical black metal and credit Knapp with the invention an entirely new sub-genre “Shred-Black Metal”!
“Blasphemer in Celestial Courts”, Waxen’s 5th album and 4th release under Moribund, is loaded with traditional black metal riffing that turns into thrash metal shredding, then sways towards a neo-classical heavy metal solo or segments of brutal death metal tremolo. Toby Knapp’s innovative and eclectic style and talent for writing real songs certainly surpass that of other shredders!
“Blaspheme…” is a comprehensive tome surrounding Toby Knapp’s personal experiences in hermetic ceremonial magic. While lyrically and visually the theme is prevalent, experiences of this shredding blasphemer are also ingrained within the composition. Listeners enter a ceremonial chamber filled with the essence of thrash and traditional heavy metal, saunter down the dark corridors of black metal towards the astral plane where Waxen casts an invocation upon the celestial courts! Worship the Guitar Wizardry!