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Pure Holocaust
Immortal
Pure Holocaust
Genre: Metal
 
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1993 release for Scandinavian metal act. Eight tracks including, 'Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss', 'A Sign for the Norse Hordes to Ride', 'The Sun No Longer Rises' & 'Frozen by Icewinds'. Osmose Productions.

      
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All Artists: Immortal
Title: Pure Holocaust
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Osmose Productions
Release Date: 11/29/1993
Album Type: Import
Genre: Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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1993 release for Scandinavian metal act. Eight tracks including, 'Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss', 'A Sign for the Norse Hordes to Ride', 'The Sun No Longer Rises' & 'Frozen by Icewinds'. Osmose Productions.

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The very definition of grim
Internal Abbatoir | Albuquerque, NM | 02/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pure Holocaust is straight up no nonsense trve kvlt black metal. People looking for ethereal synths and choir effects should stay far, far, far away from this... Pure Holocaust is a razor blade to the flesh.

This music sounds like a storm of pure hatred.
"
Like an Ice-Cold Razorblade...
p_drl | 11/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Improving vastly in several departments from their debut EP, Immortal silenced almost everyone in the Norwegian scene with this album. To me, Immortal represented the highest rank of what was happening in Norway at the time. They were probably the ONLY band besides Satyricon who didn't involve themselves with the activities of graveyard defiling or church-burning, but instead focused on making music.

Fortunately for us, it paid off. "Pure Holocaust" is a bold, lethal, concentrated shot of pure, speed-freak black metal. And unlike most bands, there's talent to boot here, especially in the drumwork. Demonaz's songwriting talent is still to be rivalled by early Norwegian bands, and the lyrics are pure statements of contempt for Christianity; not in a "Satanic" way, but in a pure Nordic pride manner. The somewhat distant-sounding production adds so much ambience and atmosphere to the recording. The cryptic lyrics, as well as occasional ambient touchings, veil the album with a sense of unsettling mystery. Even down to the straight-forward layout, pictures, and packaging, you have a hint of what to expect, but never totally sure of what's coming. And then the classic opening track, "Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss," hits you like a boulder with cold, razor-sharp guitars, relentless drumwork, and Abbath's chilling croak echoing out of your speakers.

There's no need to explain the historical and musical signifigance of this album. If you listen to Dark Funeral, Marduk, Keep of Kalessin, or any other modern black metal band, you can hear the influence. This album is literally like a blizzard, as it was probably intended to be. From start to finish, "Pure Holocaust" will pummel you to a pulp, only to leave you out in the deadly cold of Blashyrk."
Great early black metal, very influential!!!!!
Joshua Shannon | Birmingham,Al,USA | 10/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is OLD SCHOOL black metal at it's noisy finest.every genre has a best band to represent it,Immortal is that for Black metal.I'm no upstart to metal either I have Around a hundred cd's all metal everything from black to extreme christian metal believe it or not so I know my stuff.This album is GREAT black metal but it's still old school so production sucks thats the reason I gave it a four stars, I personally prefer Battles in the north or blizzard beasts but this is an excellent classic .so don't delay buy this album o9r any other immortal for that matter."