This is as close to DarkThrone's ?Under a Funeral Moon? you?re likely to get this side of purgatory. Fast simplistic ice to the bone Black Metal with nostalgia instilled in every note. From the corpse painted figure on the black and white cover to the song title themselves, you?ll be battered back to 1994 and all the passion that surrounded a new generation of goat worshiping hordes. No-frills black metal terror certain to raise the hackles of both normals and clueless metal pseudo-sophisticates who equate pomp and extraneous window dressing with progression. Happily, Armagedda probably don't a flying flap about musical progress, and therein lies the secret of "The Final War Approaching"s success. This young, energetic band is wise beyond their years in that they focus on giving their all to the music rather than venturing their inexperienced minds to attempt something too ambitious. Abrasive tremolo riffery in grey and black is shaped into rudimentary but catchy melodies that conjure the epic obscurity of classic Darkthrone, but with detours into more staccato shards that ricochet within the basic rhythms. Offhand dissonance and feedback squeals, coupled with the flat, small room production keep your ears attuned to the lacerating, jagged immanence of these primitive sounds. Hails to Armagedda and to future apocalyptic offerings!!