Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Interesting take on black metal...but needs a bit of work.
P. Walczak | 06/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This LP is truly unique for a black metal release. Most songs seems to have a slight melodic vocal feel to them while still maintaining the brutality and crudeness of earlier black metal. In addition, there's also some pretty interesting instrumental work. Still, though, the album has is downfalls and its fair amount of displeasing, and drawn out songs that could definitely use a bit of work.
Overall song reviews:
VI Åpner Porten Til Helvete- Starts off with a very catchy guitar riff and vocal lines. Great song. It's only flaw would have to be that it lasts somewhere over six minutes and loses a bit of its flavor after a little while. (3.5/5)
Frostbitten Woodlands of Norway- A mediocre song that is semi-original when it comes to the instrumental work. A bit more on the uninteresting side, overall. (3/5)
Start Up the Incinerator (Here Comes Another Useless Fool)- From beginning to end, this song will prove that CD definitely has some great intensity. Its chorus is actually pretty catchy too. (4/5)
Submit to Satan!!!- Another vicious song that stays true to its title. Again, the guitar work proves itself worthy with some pretty fast and heavy riffs. One of CD's better songs on the album, I'd say. (4/5)
Diabolism (The Seed and the Sower)- Sounds a bit similar to previous songs, but has some pretty strong vocal lines and instrumental executions. (3.5/5)
Dypfryst/Dette Er Mitt Helvete- Not a big fan of this song. It sounds like it was meant to be a part of "Diabolism", for it starts right after "Diabolism" ends and doesn't feature any real vocal or instrumental variation. (2/5)
Everyday I Must Suffer! - Carpathian Forest- Has a really solid beginning. The guitar riff sounds almost like something you'd find in a hard rock song and adds a bit of an easier instrumental edge. Still, though, the vocals are as ferocious as always and help to keep the brutality heard in previous songs. It also stays away from lasting too long, finishing just a little over 4 minutes, and leaving your ears in a state of pure shock and your body rushing with adrenaline. I really like song. Again, probably one of the better songs on the album. (4/5)
First Cut Is the Deepest- Definitely not one of CD's better songs. The drum work is ridiculous, and sounds like someone is just blindly pounding away. Overall, the song is pretty boring too. (2/5)
Everybody Egocentericat Existencialism- Begins with a lighter sound than all of the other songs. Still, though, it picks up, just when your ears think they are being cut a break, with some pretty good guitar riffs and heavy vocals. It could use a bit more excitement though. Not the best song on the LP, but not the worst. (3/5)
Shut Up, There Is No Excuse to Live...- Individually, a pretty good song...but comparatively doesn't differ too much from the other songs. It does, however, start to pick up a bit about 3 minutes in. Nevertheless, it isn't anything to rant about. (3/5)
Overall, this LP wasn't horrible...but could use a bit of fine tuning. Like any album it has its high-points, such as its catchy black metal vocal choruses and the display of some great instrumental techniques. It also has its negative points, though...such as, having songs that are pretty tedious to sit through and a bit too long for their own good. Nonetheless, I'd suggest this to die-hard black metal fans and newer fans to the music genre alike...or to anyone who is looking for a pretty chaotic album to listen to, for that matter- if that is they can look past this LP's few flaws.