Incantation are a band from the east coast of the United States that plays a very brutal form of death metal mixed with doom metal and this is a review of their 1998 classic album "Diabolical Conquest" which was released by Relapse Records.
Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with alot of fast playing and brutal blast beats while the bass playing is tuned down really low and has a mixture of slow and fast rhythm bass riffing that follows the riffs from the guitars and at times it has a very powerful sound.
Rhythm guitars are tuned down very low and ther is a mixture of some of the fastesat as well as brutal death metal riffs mixed with some of the darkest and evil sounding doom metal riffs with little or no lead guitars being utilized.
Vocals are all deep death metal growls while the lyrics are very anti christain with a slight esoteric/satanic edge to them, as for the production on this album which was recorded at Mars Studio in Cleveland, Ohio during the months of November to Dec 1997 sounds very raw while retaining a professional sound that makes all of the instruments as well as vocals sound good.
In my opinion Incantation are one of the best bands that play this style and this was a classic for that genre, if you are a fan of brutal death metal that has a heavy doom edge you shold already have this album in your collection. STANDOUT TRACKS INCLUDE "Impending Diabolical COnquest" "Shadows of the Ancient Empire" Ethereal Misery" and "Majesty of Infernal Damnation". RECOMMENDED BUY