Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bloodlust & Perversion
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
The Nostalgic Darkness
miltbrann | Scandinavia | 04/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...A small circle of people raving to like-minded individuals about their neighbour's fantastic new band, that played real cool metal in a way few others in the world managed, proved their statements by sending a...tape with a rehersal from last week. This cd consists of several such tapes, maybe the publishers have tried to make the sound a bit crisper and less cloudy, but listening to it I have my doubts.Anyway, these elements constitutes "Bloodlust & Perversion" to a real old school black metal album with a honest-to-god necro sound. The cover is black and unclear, except on the right top corner where you see a shadow-silhouette of a raven perking in a tree, a foggy harbinger of what Carpathian Forest will offer the listener inside. Many of the tracks here sound like a blueprint of black metal done the raw way. However, when norsemen Carpathian Forest made these songs there was no blueprint - they only had the old Hellhammer albums that they took the inspiration and spirit from - and tried to create their own patch of land on the still fertile field of black metal. (Also covered on this album are one Bathory-song and one Venom-song, further unveiling their forefathers.) Some of the tracks here are acoustic bits, quite atomspheric in comparison to the Carpathian Forest that we see nowadays, but it worked quite well on the tapes, and still works on the cd-format. No doubt that they tread country that's both cheesy and not directly frightening, but that's nothing new in this genre, and compared to nowadays big-selling bands that try to imitate them it's nothing to feel embarrased about.All in all, "Bloodlust & Perversion" should be in any serious collectors vault if one want to trace down black metal to its naked, blood-chilling roots."
Blacker than Black
Deimos | Alberta | 05/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best Black MEtal acts around. Awesome album that proves the previous sentance."