|Satyricon / Age Of Nero, The|
|Album:||Age Of Nero, The||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2009-02-14||Pull Date:||2009-04-18||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||Feb 22||Feb 15|
|1.||Feb 21, 2009:||Bloodstains Across Atherton-Grey & Darrrhurk |
Die By My Hand
|3.||Feb 14, 2009:||Bloodstains Across Atherton-Chopped in Half |
Die By My Hand
|2.||Feb 17, 2009:||Presidents' Day Blowout |
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Blackend Heavy Metal from Norway tuned really low with a big-ass production. This one takes a few spins to get used to as these aren’t exactly the strongest set of tunes Satryr & Frost have put down. That said, this has some interesting moments and Satyr’s voice is top notch and the riffing is pretty strong. |
((((1))) Burrowing riffs, rockin’ tempo, the tempo shifts are a little awkward at first but generally work well.
(((2))) Sharp riffs, rock n’ roll-ish modern metal, drags on too long, though.
((3)) Odd-metered riffing that dangerously borders to close to the slickness of Lamb of God or even nu-meddle. Vocals & drums are fine, though.
((((4)))) Celtic Frost-y tone, black/thrash tempo, with Frost (the drummer) battering the skins. Almost awesome but just almost…
(((5))) Spacious. pretty good riff, downtuned pre-chorus, very basic drumming.
((6)) Slowly trudging, melted down Slayer riffs mixed with a bunch of ideas from the last few Satyricon albums. Nothing exciting.
(((7)))) Another Celtic Frost-y riff which promises much but falls kinda flat overall. Left the CF riffs to Darkthrone & Gallhammer.
(((8))) Doomy, “necro-riffage” sung “en Norsk”, the problem here is the general lifelessness of the repetition. Many of done this before (see Faustcoven, Helrunar) but somehow Satyricon can’t pull it off.
|1.||Commando||5.||My Skin Is Cold|
|2.||The Wolfpack||6.||The Sign Of My Trident|
|3.||Black Crow On A Tombstone||7.||Last Man Standing|
|4.||Die By My Hand||8.||Den Siste|