|Dark Fortress / Eidolon|
|Add Date:||2008-05-04||Pull Date:||2008-07-06||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||18 May|
|1.||Wed, 14 May 08:||Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Brownian Bloodstains Across Den Haag
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Long running (since ’94) melodic Black Metal band from Germany. This has a lot of the ‘typical’ features of 90’s Norwegian BM i.e. tremelo riffs, bombastic structures, growling to low vocals. Still, there’s some interesting going on here despite it being often derivative. Remincent of Saytricon, Limbonic Art & Mayhem. Mostly good stuff. |
((((1)))) Fast yet melodic BM. Tremelo riffs galore (but damn good ones) and generally good approach but it runs a little too long.
(((((2))))) Strong and sharp riffing very remincient of mid-period Satyricon & Mayhem. Nice & cold, sorta creepy breakdown.
((((3)))) More groove & mid-paced to fast (where they even nick a riff from Darkthrone) but extremely catchy and kinda fun, too.
((((4))))) Big sound, pick slides, blast beats. Once again in the Satyricon mold, except with some very classy 80’s soloing. Good vocals but WTF is “unflesh”?
(((5))) Drags too often but the tone & structure are OK.
((((6)))) Seriously Rockin’ with that (albeit silly named) “Black N’ Roll” vibe.
(((7))) Semi-grandiose with the usual blast & bombast ‘ala Emperor. Keyboards need to be toned down a bit and the mix is too murky.
((((8)))) Huge riff ‘ala recent Satyricon (think “Fuel For Hatred”) that keep plunging you downward into the depths.
((((9)))) Epic, lots of variation in the riffs and tempos – sometimes speedy othertimes doomy. Guttural but unstandable vox. Interesting.
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|2.||Cohorror||6.||Edge Of Night|
|3.||Baphomet||7.||No Longer Human|