Anathema – Pentecost III – Review


Pentecost III (Fierce)
by Scott Hefflon

Over 40 minutes of doom metal, divided into five distinct views of desolation and despair. Ranging from a plodding Viking march, to a Celtic Frost-esque warbling whine, to booming drum driven tracks with sweet Maiden guitar harmonies intertwining, slowly leading to the corruption of Hell Awaits‘ guitars tip-toeing through the gardens of the Netherworld. Massive demons stagger oafishly and bellow while the lean and nimble cavort and cackle. From the haunting invitation to the rowdy closing chorus of “666,” there’s something going on in the dark regions.