PENTACLE - THE FIFTH MOON - DISPLEASED
Holland is the land of contradictions. Hailing from the nether regions of Europe means both the worst and the best of what heavy metal offers. On the one hand such miserable wretches like The Gathering, Castle and Pianobotomized hail from there. On the other true shrines of metal such as Sinister, Acrostichon and Asphyx call the country home. Now you can add Pentacle to the latter category. The band with a dwelling in the underground has now released a MCD on Displeased Records, a Mini-CD which can be categorized as pure intensity. It is very encouraging to see that some people in Europe are waking up and abandoning their synthful ways. First came Desaster’s album just this last month and now with Pentacle we have another band which seeks to reclaim the glory of metal for the '90s. More of the same please! - Ali "The Metallian"