Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Integrity - 2012 Kingdom Of Heaven (Reissue)

Band : Integrity
Album : Kingdom Of Heaven (Reissue)
Release Year : 2012
Genre : Hardcore

Tracklist :
 01 Kingdom Of Heaven
02 Rebirth
03 Eighteen
04 Evacuate

It can be hard to keep up with all of the Integrity re-issues, 7”, limited editions and albums that have been cranked out the past 5 years or so. So, what is Kingdom of Heaven offering? Billed as a 20th anniversary release, Kingdom of Heaven is a good listen as an anthropological artifact, but will be consumed primarily by collectors and the already converted. What you’ll find on Kingdom of Heaven are 3 tracks recorded back in 1992 with the late David Nicholi Araca on drums and a glimpse into where Integrity came from, showing their early penchant for dark atmosphere, metallic heaviness and stabs at mixing things up. Those into the band probably already have this pre-ordered, or an earlier recording of these tracks. Still, this is definitely worth a listen, Kingdom of Heaven still feels relevant 2 decades later, but it falls short of the “must have” mark. –Peter Fryer

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