Revelations of the Black Flame

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Revelations of the Black Flame
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Studio album by 1349
Released 25 May 2009
Recorded December 2008 – January 2009 at Studio Studio Nyhagen in Bøverbru, Norway
Genre Black metal, avant-garde metal
Length 44:53
Label Candlelight
Producer Ravn
1349 chronology
Hellfire
(2005)Hellfire2005
Revelations of the Black Flame
(2009)
Demonoir
(2010)Demonoir2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
About.com 2.5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos (6/10)[3]
Revolver 2.5/5 stars[4]
Rock Sound 5/10 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic 1.5/5 stars[6]
Metal Temple 4/10 stars[7]

Revelations of the Black Flame is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band 1349.

The studio sessions took place during December 2008 in a woodland studio in Bøverbru (a village in the Toten region of Norway).[8][9] 1349 mixed the album in January 2009.[10] The album was co-mixed by Tom Gabriel Fischer.[11] This marked the first and as yet, only experimental album by the band, as they almost completely abandoned their earlier old school black metal style, instead making use of irregular song structures and more progressive ideas. The album also contains a variety of dark ambient compositions spread throughout. After this release, the band would return to their previous, more straight-forward style.

Track listing[edit]

The limited edition version of the album features a bonus disc containing a live performance in Stockholm recorded in 2005.[12]

  1. "Invocation" - 6:13
  2. "Serpentine Sibilance" - 4:35
  3. "Horns" - 3:04
  4. "Maggot Fetus... Teeth Like Thorns" - 3:46
  5. "Misanthropy" - 3:33
  6. "Uncreation" - 6:59
  7. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (Pink Floyd cover) - 6:13
  8. "Solitude" - 3:38
  9. "At the Gate..." - 6:52

Works of Fire, Forces of Hell – Live Stockholm 2005[edit]

  1. "Hellfire" - 5:47
  2. "Chasing Dragons" - 6:33
  3. "Satanic Propaganda" - 3:14
  4. "I Am Abomination" - 4:13
  5. "Manifest" - 5:06
  6. "Slaves to Slaughter" - 8:55

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ About.com review
  3. ^ Chronicles of Chaos review
  4. ^ Gupta, Suren (August 2009). "Revelations of the Black Flame review". Revolver. Future (83): 70. ISSN 1527-408X. 
  5. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (June 2009). "1349 – Revelations of the Black Flame." Rock Sound (123): 80. ISSN 1465-0185.
  6. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  7. ^ Metal Temple review
  8. ^ Fischer, Tom Gabriel (16 December 2008). "Due North". Retrieved 20 December 2008. I will return to Norway tonight for most of the remainder of December, following an invitation by 1349 to visit them in the studio during the recording sessions for their new album 
  9. ^ Fischer, Tom Gabriel (29 December 2008). "A Night Sky Without Stars". Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "New album - update". 1349 official myspace page. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 1349 Are currently putting their last touch to the bands new album entitled "REVELATIONS OF THE BLACK FLAME", follow- up to 2005's Hellfire. As both Hellfire and Beyond the Apocalypse, the album is recorded at Studio Studio Nyhagen, and co-mixed by none other than Tom Gabriel Fischer 
  11. ^ Fischer, Tom Gabriel (13 January 2009). "Beyond The North Winds (Redux II)". Retrieved 19 January 2009. And in a few hours, I will travel back to Norway for a few days yet again, to attend some of the mixing sessions for 1349's new album 
  12. ^ "1349: "Revelations of the Black Flame" 25.05.2009". imperiumi.net. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009.