PROFANATICA ”The Enemy Of Virtue”

”The Enemy Of Virtue”
(Hells headbangers)

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This is cult US black metal. Totally up there in the cult status with Canada’s Blasphemy. Somewhere back in my head I had a nagging feeling that I do have a PROFANATICA album in my collection. And upon inspection I did find their 2010 album in my collection. But I am still totally excited to get to hear this PROFANATICA release. This is the rerelease of the classic compilation from 2007 but with added tracks. I have been aware of this band ever since the fanzine days but for some reason it did take me until 2010 to finally get to hear them. And now 7 more years later I will dive head first into earlier tracks. PROFANATICA has always been surrounded by controversy but you gotta admit a band that stand tall amidst it all. This is not black metal the US way we are used to now. This is much more a reflection what black metal came to sound like in the early 90s when the whole Norwegian boom exploded. This serves as both a reminder of where PROFANATICA came from musically as well as a document of what importance the band have had on the US black metal scene/sound. Anders Ekdahl

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