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Lawless Darkness

Live: Watain @ Camden Underworld, Monday 27 September 2010

October 1st, 2010

What better way could you pass a Monday night than in a stinking darkened room watching the most evil of black metal? Or at least that’s what Tom Dare thinks, which is why he went along to catch Watain in London.

A crowd queuing quietly in Camden late on a miserable Monday afternoon is nothing unusual, and nor is the atmosphere. If you happened to be walking past, you would probably assume it was a relatively popular but unspectacular British band playing tonight – there are no chants of band names, no random shouts of, “Slayer!” And no one band dominates the black tshirts the fans are sporting. Nothing you would have seen could hint at the phenomenon that would emerge on stage later, when Watain reinforce their claim to be the lead pack of the black metal wolves.

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Album: Watain – Lawless Darkness

June 9th, 2010

Lawless Darkness
Season of Mist
07 June 2010

by Tom Dare

Following the release of their last two records, evil Swedes Watain have managed to become one of the most hyped bands within their world. Given the effortless brilliance of Lawless Darkness, the band’s fourth studio album, they feel absolutely no pressure despite the nearly insurmountable expectations – either that or they simply do not care about what other people think.

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