Subject: 5: Blaze of Perdition - The Harrowing of Hearts From: .jh Date: 2020-12-16T15:40:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2020 Blaze\ of\ Perdition The\ Harrowing\ of\ Hearts ![The Harrowing of Hearts](/gfx/809604.jpg) To quote myself from three years ago _This (Conscious Darkness) is a well put together album often at the edge of blackmetal, seeing what comes next will be interesting._ Well now we know and the answer is that if _Conscious Darkness_ was on the edge of blackmetal _The Harrowing of Hearts_ has taken the plunge and left most of blackmetal quite a bit in the past. The album swaggers heavily on goth rock but mixes in the required blackmetal tropes, there is tremolo picking and blastbeats galore, but intertwined with just blackend rock. Now normally this would mean my interest would be limited at best, but here's the rub, there is __just__ enough remnants of blackmetal left that this album is not just interesting but quite enjoyable. So in some sense this leaves us where we were before, Blaze of Perdition has released an interesting album, not necessarily a groundbreaking or great one, but whatever comes next it will undoubtedly be worth checking out. [Blaze of Perdition]( ---