July 30, 2016

'Fires Of Destiny' review round-up

It's been one month since the release of our new album and so far the response has been great; both from fans and critics. We therefore decided to publish a collection of some cool quotes from several reviews (with links to the full reviews).

"Fires of Destiny truly is a legacy worth talking about and Countess have earned all the bragging rights with this album with it being the culmination of over two decades of hard work and devotion coming to the excellent fruition that this piece is."
- Metal Addicts

"They always deliver and they will always be Countess, firm, loyal and strong-willed. So yes, I will recommend this album. It's different, it's vintage, it's varied and it rocks. What else could you possibly want?"
- Merchants of Air

"Fires Of Destiny is een lekker gevarieerd album geworden, bruut bij tijd en wijlen en ongekend melodieus."
- Rockmuzine

"Fires of Destiny is een lekkere pot ambachtelijke, rauwe midtempo oldskool black metal met prima gitaarwerk, af en toe Nederlandstalige teksten, en vooral heel veel respect voor het genre."
- Ragherrie


"To say that Fires Of Destiny is “Countess, but better” feels like an understated way of describing the album, but it’s also probably the most accurate description. The band aren’t really doing anything too different with their fifteenth album; but what they are doing is writing better quality, more varied, stirringly passionate songs in their own distinctive style."
- The Sound Not The Word

"Iedere Nederlandse blackmetalliefhebber met een hang naar het verleden kan zijn hart ophalen aan Fires Of Destiny en/of ze op een podium gaan aanschouwen. Doen!"
- Zware Metalen

"Hört man Fires Of Destiny ganz durch, so eröffnet sich ein Gesamtkonzept, das nicht besser hätte sein können. Zudem verstehen es die stellenweise hymnenhaft klingenden Songs, sich durch einen wirklich genialen Gesang bestechend auf den Hörer auszuwirken."
- Franconia Metallum

"The songs are simple and effective, showcasing the songwriting skills of the band. Countess know what they’re doing and clearly know how to do it very well indeed."
- Wonderbox Metal