Nearly thirty years after their last album "Paradise Lost" from 1991 US Metal legends CIRITH UNGOL are back with a brand new album:"Forever Black" is a classic CIRITH UNGOL album in every sense of the word. The trademark dark and foreboding riffs, pounding rhythms, and soul-searing vocal attack are instantly recognizable as the "Kings of the Dead". From a songwriting standpoint, "Forever Black" touches on all of the elements that make CIRITH UNGOL revered, from the exhilarating uptempo call to arms that is "Legions Arise" to the clever incorporation of past glories in "The Frost Monstreme" to the somber and dynamic "Stormbringer" to the primal chest-beating epic finale of the title track. Lyrically, "Forever Black" explores topics ranging from high fantasy themes to rallying cries for the legions to apocalyptic visions of burning fires, incarnate evil and jet - black darkness. The icing on the cake is the striking cover painting by Michael Whelan, whose magnificent visuals remain inextricably associated with CIRITH UNGOLl.
Limited edition of 300 numbered copies on Light Olive Green vinyl, this album is housed in a nice gatefold sleeve, included is a poster and a mp3 download card.