Album Review: Kaoteon “Damnatio Memoraie” (Black/Death Metal)

For the unfamiliar; a little bit of background behind one of the most eager, talented, Middle Eastern Metal acts in the last decade! Anthony Kaoteon formed Kaoteon by himself in 1999. Then Walid Wolflust joined soon after. The duo are a blackened death metal band that were originally based within Beirut, Lebanon, located in the Middle East. Making music in the Middle East was nearly impossible for the band. Kaoteon faced jail sentences, were constantly persecuted by religion and their local government, and dealt with extreme censorship simply because of the music they performed on the daily. The band is now currently located in the Netherlands capital “Amsterdam”.

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