Swiss black metal pioneers Samael return with their brilliant eleventh record Hegemony built on thirty rigorous years in the metal trenches. On point and frighteningly brutal, fiery whirlwinds of hypnotic hammering riffs overlay gruesomely gurgling vocals throughout here. It's a colorless bouquet from the withered flowers of Behemoth and Rammstein that's certainly not for the faint of heart. "The creative process that leads to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over 4 years," notes the band. "Throughout that time we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became. 'Hegemony' is an album that acknowledges the world we're living in, and emphasized on the effort to take control of that world. It's all about change and evolution. It's a strong statement, a testament of our time and a call for revolution."