Although not a typical album by the classic Norwegian black metal standards – the record has too much death metal features in it, although not to the extent of being categorized as blackened death metal –, Plague of Plagues is exceedingly interesting. Despite not being a masterpiece, or a great work of art, the record is not merely a generic black metal album either. With an interesting degree of originality, upon which the sound can be comprehended as unique, this work has a great deal of soul on the consistent layer of its sonorous structure, as well as a great domain of musical technique behind it.
Don’t get me wrong: you will hardly be impressed by this album. On the other hand, it is exceedingly necessary to acknowledge the fact that this work has several qualities. Plague of Plagues undoubtedly is a very intriguing, lucid, cohesive and decisive black metal work, that has its own peculiar structure, a genuine approach to the genre, a solid style, and a vehement sense of purpose. Never an imitation of any kind, even less a generic record, Plague of Plagues deserves a special place on the underground black metal scenario, for its groundbreaking musical consistency, fearless authenticity, overwhelming vigor and dispatched sense of creativity.
With an authorial sound of their own, Plague of Plagues managed to be a very different black metal album, that hardly reminds or parallels the more emblematic Norwegian bands of the genre. Nonetheless, this is a very favorable and positive point, since they developed very well their own style of black metal, differentiating themselves exponentially from other groups in the genre. Exactly like I wrote above, Enepsigos haven’t managed to do a groundbreaking record, but if they stay on this way, they are certainly close of doing it, very soon, in the near future.