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The highly anticipated debut full length album from TAMERLAN EMPIRE titled “Age of Ascendancy” features 11 tracks of symphonic middle eastern black metal with real ethnic and orchestral instruments. CD is presented with an 8 page lyrics booklet housed in a crystal clear jewel case box. Includes a free 1.25″ pin back button, vinyl logo sticker and download code for the digital version of the album.
The great conqueror known as Tamerlan rose from very humble beginnings to eventually lead one of the most powerful empires of the 14th century AD. Age of Ascendancy perfectly describes both his meteoric rise, as well as the era in general where empires strove for dominance through war, bloodshed and destruction. Many of Tamerlan’s tales of battle are the driving force of the songs on this album, as well as more ethereal concepts of life and death, greed and deception.
These attributes which have driven humankind to ultimate power and ascendancy are in many ways also responsible for its greatest failure. The lessons of the past seem to never be fully learned and continue to repeat themselves even today.
I will erase you and your army from existence,
I will level your empire to the ground.
Your heads will be piles for scavengers,
your bodies will be a road and your bones will be the foundation to my new cities.
Metal Purgatory 9.5 / 10