Book Of Black Earth / Horoskopus
Album: Horoskopus   Collection:General
Artist:Book Of Black Earth   Added:Jan 2009
Label:Prosthetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-01 Pull Date: 2009-04-05 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Mar 15 Mar 8 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8
Airplays: 1 1 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 14, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Drepe de Bernie Madhoff og Jim Kramer
Death Of The Sun
4. Feb 14, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Chopped in Half
Funeral Of Peace
2. Mar 07, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Suesstastic
Total Control
5. Feb 11, 2009: Baptism of Solitude
Cult Of Dagon
3. Feb 21, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Grey & Darrrhurk
Funeral Of Peace
6. Feb 11, 2009: public noize racket
Cult Of Dagon

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-02-19
Epic death metal from Seattle. Conceptually the album’s about astrology’s influence upon early Christianity. (See the movie “Zeitgeist”). Sonically it’s a mix of Immortal, Bolt Thrower and even a little Amon Amarth.

((((1)))) Great intro track, very anticipatory, military drums and all that.
(((((2)))) Thick at times jagged riffs, clangy cymbal work and some nice blasts and hints at several styles. (crusty metal, melo-death, etc).
((((3))))) Bassy, loud drumming, guttural vocals, some odd metered parts, a few pinch harmonics.
(((((4))))) Black Metal riffage with epic keyboards, big “march” feeling then charges onward. Good syncopation between the keyboards and guitars.
(((((5))))) Slow, death/doom crawl with moody parts. Not far from Neurosis crossed with Bolt Thrower.
(((((6)))))) Charging, ripping Death Metal with a hint of Black Metal.
((((7))))) Crust Blackend Death Metal with a great opening riff and then village destroying firepower.
(((((8))))) Big, beefy sound with a few keyboard accents. Strong riffs all around and a blazing solos/bass mix.
(((((9)))) Gothic keyboards, slow trudge tempo ‘ala Bolt Thrower & Amon Amarth. Catchy chorus and build up, nice thudding parts @ the 4:30 mark, too.
(((((10))))) Melodic intro with a good blend of keyboards and burrowing guitar.
((((11)))) Mellow & doomy intro, varied riffing, hammering drums, more of the “charging to battle” vibe, bassy tone and elongated end.

Track Listing
1. 2160   6. Funeral Of Peace
2. Death Of The Sun   7. God Of War
3. Total Control   8. The Darkest Age
4. Horoskripture   9. From Heaven
5. Cult Of Dagon   10. The Great Year
  11. Christ Pathogen