Fallen Angel is the most extreme and vile “music” ever produced.
There is no other album that even comes close to this, in terms of raw, disturbing atmospheres, and morbid brutality.
Fallen Angel is pure demonic possession, somehow transcribed into musical format but preserving the utter insanity of infernal death.
Not even Phantom’s own debut album Divine Necromancy is as dark and morbid, yet at the same time majestic and otherworldly, as Fallen Angel.
Fallen Angel is without a doubt the pinnacle of extreme black metal music.
Listen for yourselves.
For substance, Phantom combines a black metal sense of ritualistic song development and hypnotic atmospheres with the death metal tendency to turn abstract riffs and infernal rhythms into an organic whole.
The percussion is, as always, ritualistic to the extreme, with subtle variations employed to accentuate the demented hymns of Phantom’s music. The result is incessant and unrelenting but, as with all powerful black metal, it also has an inner life of melody that gives it depth and manipulate the listener’s expectations with powerful atmospheres of pure madness.
The best black metal album ever recorded.