Integrity - The Blackest Curse LP
INTEGRITY (OH, USA) – The Blackest Curse (2010) (sealed LP copy: Clear w/Black Smoke vinyl - limited to 1,076 copies) This now features a 36 page booklet housed in a wide spine jacket. 2015 Record Story Day release. A ten-headed beast of an album, "The Blackest Curse" is arguably the most cohesive Integrity release of their career. With the first crushing chords of "Process of Illumination" it's apparent that Integrity are back in true form, following the Metal/Hardcore hybrid blueprint they forged themselves over two decades ago. It's not all aural brutality though, as "The Blackest Curse" proves that the root of their evil can morph into all shapes and sizes. Songs like "Before The World Was Young" and "Take Hold of Forever" showcase Integrity's trademark melodious moments as well as their dark experimental tendencies. With "The Blackest Curse" Integrity never stray from their path. And like the few other legacy bands in existence, they prove they don't need to. Their formulaic cohesive vision is why this is another brilliant album, adding to their intriguing legacy. A reign that still, after over two decades, continues to demand a cult like devotion that is "Holy Terror" to the very core.