What an ugly cover art work! This appears to be a drawing done by an angry elementary school kid. Then, the title seems to come out of an esoteric thesis or something. Is this a progressive band with bad taste for art? Not at all.
I remember doing a review, of this strange animal called Inquisition, not that long ago. The highly sophisticated song titles rang a bell too, but when I heard the voice, it only confirmed that I indeed reviewed their music before. This voice is some sort of mechanical rasp that actually suits the musical direction. Inquisition is a black metal band with a certain twisted edge that I happened to like. Again, I can do without the furiousness of the pace, but the guys can also make a crafty use of the moderate one. As it is often the case, that is where the harmonies are more upfront and/or when the darkened crushingness is at its best. I found great & juicy guitar work in a couple tracks such as: "Desolate Funeral Chant" and on the title track. Then you have those clean arpeggios scattered here and there, as well as the distorted ones adding their touch of melodiousness. There are no keyboards or electronics on this album, and the samplings are restricted to the vocal department. On "Command of the Dark Crown" , one can hear some clean vocals, which is giving a twisted vibe to their music.
To sum up, Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm is the mysterious name of a furious, versus crushing, black metal release.
1- Astral Path to Supreme Majesties
2- Command of the Dark Crown
3- Desolate Funeral Chant
4- Cosmic Invocation Rites
6- Upon the Fire Winged Demon
7- Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
8- Crepuscular Battle Hymn
9- Hymn For a Dead Star
10- Across the Abyss Ancient Horns Bray