Countess – Fires Of Destiny

Countess - Fires Of Destiny album cover

Label: Self-released

There’s not many metal bands that carry on long enough to release fifteen albums, but Fires Of Destiny sees Dutch veterans Countess reach that landmark. The band have never really had a period that could be described as a lull, having consistently been releasing new records since their formation in 1992, but the past few years have seen them expand from a studio-based project in to a live band once more. There’s always been a passionate fire to Countess, but as of late it’s arguably stronger than ever, and that passion for early black and heavy metal is undeniable on Fires Of Destiny. Countess have always existed on their own terms, and that’s as true as ever here, with the band offering ten tracks of unfashionable, but stirring metal.

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