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Cold Mouth Prayer

Advantages: some great riffs, varied, inventive, well executed, atmospheric
Disadvantages: nothing spectacular

With their tenth full lenght album 'Rom 5:12' swedish black metal veterans Marduk continue their move away from earlier militaristic themes to the death-obsessed medieval aesthetic evident in their previous 2004 album 'Plague Angel'. The songs are an en ...

Burning_Darkness 20.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Rom 5:12 - Marduk

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Black Metal Crusaders.....

Advantages: original, well-executed, musically diverse and hugely enjoable!
Disadvantages: vocals arent very accomplished ( though they still fit somehow)

Crusader-themed black metal played by a bunch of English blokes that like to pose on their album covers stood in front of ruined castles dressed up in medieval armour and waving swords around... sounds well and truly cringeworthy doesn't it? Fortunate ...

Burning_Darkness 25.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua - Meads Of Asphodel

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Under The Eternal Sun

Advantages: Varied, well executed, moving and atmospheric
Disadvantages: Drums can sound a little flat and tinny during faster sections

...Drudkh's third album, 'Lebedynyy Shlyakh (The Swan Road)' represents a change in direction in the band's sound. Whilst the previous releases were very relaxed and melancholy affairs, 'The Swan Road' borrows heavily from the fast rumbling, black metal styl ...

Burning_Darkness 01.07.2009 · Read full review
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Count Grishnakh returns!

Advantages: some absolutely superb minimalist tracks, recaptures the old magic brilliantly.
Disadvantages: Closing part is weaker, those unable to seperate vargs views from his art may struggle to enjoy it

Having been put away in the late 90s for murdering his former associate and label-owner Euronymous and for burning down an ancient stave church, Varg Vikernes, aka Count Grishnakh, has finally returned to the limelight after more than 15 years in a Norweg ...

Burning_Darkness 12.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Belus - Burzum

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You're late...

Advantages: Beautiful production, harkens back to his glory days
Disadvantages: Some tracks towards the end drag on, however it can be pleasant sometimes

Black metal has (for a long time anyway) never been one something I could truly get into. When my musical expansion in the broad field of heavy metal finally fluttered its wide wings, I almost skipped over this genre as a whole, besides a few subsiding al ...

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