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New Band of the Day: Ancient Ascendant

Ancient Ascendant [image from their facebook page]

I was just starting the NBotD post and wondering who to cover when I got a new follower on Twitter. Taking this as a sign of fate, I thought “Bugger it – I’ll let them queue jump” and went to their web page for a listen.


Ancient Ascendant are a British band – my first in ages! – based in Reading / London. Their style of choice is death metal and they play it with some skill indeed. I find some death metal a little unimaginative. Just plod, plod, plod, waaargh, evil, plod, yawn. Ancient Ascendant are definitely not in this category.

As is often the case, I’m basing this post on a quick first listen to a couple of bits of music. In this case, the video for their song “Driven by the Dark” from their EP Into the Dark. Very dark, then.

It’s a nice, heavy track but with some good lead guitar to add a nice twist to it and it stands up very well after a few listens. A quick glance at their YouTube shows a few more for me to go through… and I will.

In the meantime, have a watch/listen below and check out more information on their facebook page.

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Father of three. Teacher of Computing. PADI divemaster. Krav Maga Assistant Instructor. Geordie. Geek. Nerd. Metal nut. I also own and run a website - you may have heard of it.

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April 27, 2013 6:42 PM

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