Weapon - Embers And Revelations

This Canadian death/black metal band are on their third release, their first for a major label and after hearing a few good things about this band, it was only right that I convey my opinion and agree/disagree with the hype.

The sound is pretty good, it is very polished but effective and tracks like ‘Crepuscular Swamp, Unhinged Swine’ happily tread the fine line between death and black metal like that of some American artists and even some Dissection and Behemoth passages here and there combining multi-continental influences in one package. The album is certainly a full experience, I really don’t feel like skipping tracks nor do I feel like picking out individual tracks to single out because there is a comfort in this consistent black metal premise with a death metal delivery that clearly stands above the many other bands trying to entertain you and failing. This is no stale release; this album has a clear passion. ‘Liber Lilith’ is fast death metal, the drumming is intense, but critically quiet in the mix. Some of the riffs on this tracks may remind you of those cultured eastern flavours of Melechesh and the aforementioned Behemoth, the only downside is the drum sound. Increasing the intensity akin to some of Florida’s forefathers is ‘Disavowing Each in Aum’ that is rather infectious, the guitar riffing is especially warming as is the overall pace of the track. In all, this is the essence of ‘Embers and Revelations’, there is a lot of atmosphere buried under some dark soul searching, even satanic black and death metal. 

‘Embers and Revelations’ is a pretty good release, it is certainly not a raw experience, however, what it does do is delve into the history of this particular cross genre and allow the listener to be immersed into Weapon’s own influences that range as far as Asia or rather Mesopotamia and many more beyond this. This is a cool introduction for me and I am sure a great deal of justifiable praise is due from current Weapon warriors.


  1. The First Witnesses Of Lucifer
  2. Vanguard Of The Morning Star
  3. Crepuscular Swamp, Unhinged Swine
  4. Liber Lilith
  5. Grotesque Carven Portal
  6. Embers And Revelations
  7. Disavowing Each In Aum
  8. Shahenshah