Saturday, June 25, 2011

My 100 Favorite Metal bands Pt. 58: Incantation

Incantation arose around the same time as bands like Immolation, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and others. They were clearly influenced by the occult death metal sounds of Morbid Angel, but they took this influence to the extreme. They are heavier, with more jagged riffs, and a murkier atmosphere than Morbid Angel. And that's really saying something. Incantation is the sound of evil, plain and simple. Unfortunately, it has been this extremity that has banished them deep in the underground, only devoted death metal fans are really familiar with the band. I'm pretty sure though that Incantation would not have it any other way.


1 comment:

  1. Craig Pillard is (in my opinion) the ultimate death metal vocalist. Incantation losing him was a bigger blow (again, in my opinion) than Barnes leaving CC. Still, even on their newer stuff Incantation are intense and frightening to a degree that few death metal bands could even dream of being.