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Various Artists / Lightning Swords Of Death/Valdur - Split
Album:Lightning Swords Of Death/Valdur - Split Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2009
Label:Bloody Mountain 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-02 Pull Date:2009-10-04 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:Sep 13Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 13, 2010:Bloodstains Across Atherton-F-Off Music Coming Soon
Invoke The Desolate One
4.Aug 29, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Surreal Cage Match
Chant Of Battlelust
2.Sep 12, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Nick Griffin = Hugh Grant With A Swastika Fetish
Chant Of Battlelust
5.Aug 22, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton
Invoke The Desolate One
3.Sep 05, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton - He Can't Be All 4 At Once
Invoke The Desolate One
6.Aug 08, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton-No Bosses, No Managers
Invoke The Desolate One

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-10-09 
Heavy, low end varied tempo Black Metal from L.S.O.D. and higher toned fuzzy, bassy & murky BM from Valdur. In all a good match up. Oddly enough both bands are now featured in the video game, Undead Knights.

(((((1))))) Pummeling, battering with some interesting harmonics & raspy but semi-guttural vocals. As if Morbid Angel went Black Metal.
(((2))) Martial & fast drumming with some necro Celtic Frost-laden trudges. Reminds me of a low-fi & slower Absu. Not bad but it does drag a bit.
((((3)))) Big sounding Black/Doom ‘ala Darkthrone’s “Green Cave Float” but even more low-end here.
(((((4))))) Epic BM with a dark ambient intro. Nice riff/drum/claustrophobic vocal sounds. Lots of tempo & mood shifts. Points for the classic heavy metal soloing.

((((5))))) Dizzying, wavering BM with what some sub-standard drumming in places.
((((6))) Sputtering drums, bass, tremolo riffs then this strange “soaring” effect, minimal spoken to raspy vocals. Odd but occasionally interesting.
((7))) Burrowing, spiraling triumphant riffing with garbled vocals. Eventually leads into a tangled murk of generic-ness.
((((8)))) Clean & moody chords then way fuzzed out, dark & epic-styled BM.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Lightning Swords Of DeathInvoke The Desolate One
2.Lightning Swords Of DeathDamnation Pentastrike
3.Lightning Swords Of DeathVenter Of The Black Beast
4.Lightning Swords Of DeathPaths Of Chaos
5.ValdurRaven God Among Us
6.ValdurChant Of Battlelust
8.ValdurSpears Torrent