"This is Norwegian Black Metal as it should be: cold, dark, and raining aural hellfire down upon thee." - 9,5/10 - Amps and green screens
Founded in Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a quintet of landmark albums, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in world-wide extreme metal scene. Their latest release “Massive Cauldron of Chaos” leave no doubt as to their intentions. Not looking back, but constantly evolving and challenging our perceptions as to what to expect from an extreme metal band.
Comments from the band:
"We entered the studio with an idea of putting everything that 1349 has ever been about into a cauldron, stir it well, and pour in some fresh ingredients - as well as some strange old ones - and come up with our most potent elixir ever. And we brought the spirit to match the ambitious attempt. Boil, boil, toil and trouble...Behold! We have made the most delightfully intoxicating and dangerous potion you can dream of. FEEL THE FIRE! And Hail Hell."
''Massive Cauldron Of Chaos' is a superb release; Ravn, Archaon, Seidemann and Frost have surpassed the superb 'Demonoir' and with this latest offering and created black Metal for the black Metal connoisseur; prepare to let them lay waste to your ears."
5/5- Metal talk.net
"Enkelt og greit en av årets beste metalutgivelser."
5/6 – Gaffa
"This is Norwegian Black Metal as it should be: cold, dark, and raining aural hellfire down upon thee."
9,5/10 - Amps and green screens
“Cauldron of Chaos is quite simply a killer set of extreme metal from veterans 1349, as they once again prove why they have been one of the most respected and beloved bands on the black metal scene for so many years.”
4,5/5- Sea Of Tranquility
"For fans of extreme black metal, this is a must-have album."
Doctor Carnage's World of Terror
"Strap yourself in, put on your g-force-resistant goggles and prepare for the exhilarating, sacrilegious rush that is Massive Cauldron Of Chaos!"
Metal Hammer UK