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Cirith Ungol Premiere New Song "Legions Arise" From Upcoming New Album "Forever Black"

Cirith Ungol premiere a new song "Legions Arise", taken from their first new album in 29 years titled "Forever Black", which comes out April 24 on Metal Blade.

Check out now "Legions Arise" below.

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1. AtG writes:

f*** yeah!!!!!

This is pulpy, old-school metal at its finest. Wow! The riffing and atmosphere reminds me of Fates Warning's debut and the song Soldier Boy in particular with that beefed up take on NWOBHM, but with that trademark Cirith Ungol weirdness, which in this day and age is like golden sunshine mana beamed from the clouds, or Satan joining you on guitar to make sure your riffs and leads are as sick as f***.

And Tim sounds amazing, his voice hasn't aged a day, doing that gravelly howling and shrieking. The bass becomes more noticeable the more I listen and Robert Garven is one of the most underrated drummers in history, very technical in a 70s groove kind of way.

I didn't check my phone while listening, just headbanged and enjoyed this which, in a world that has gotten so depressing with all the postmodern cynicism of this age, it put a smile on my face. I care again lol.

It's 1986 again and this sounds like it could have been on One Foot in Hell, which was probably the most straightforward, old-school USPM thing this band ever did.

Also, I checked the tracklisting for this. Now, I will have to wait for the album to come out to see if all the songs are as good as this one but I have to pre-praise the album length. Nowadays, a lot of bands feel like every album has to be at least a full hour long and many go way longer, 70 minutes of music, 80 minutes. . .come on. There's no way you can make albums that long without having a tonne of filler. Forever Black is under 40 minutes, good job Cirith Ungol.


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