The Spell of Damnation
2012 started nicely for extreme metal, with the release of the excellent Horrendous album, The Chills. That, coupled with the recent surge in extreme metal bands from Mexico left me with high hopes as I first listened to Mexican Ominous Crucifix's debut full length album, The Spell of Damnation. The awesome band name and band logo, coupled with the beautiful album artwork certainly worked well in grabbing my attention as well, further pushing up the expectations for the music on the album.
This has unfortunately worked against the benefits of the band as the music that the band presents on The Spell of Damnation fails to live up to the first impressions that the band has created with the imagery of the album. The album opens nicely though…