Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
OLD SKOOL BLACK METAL THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED!!!!!
Gūm-ishi Ashi Gurum | New York, NY United States | 04/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this is the only Dodheimsgard album I own and that is for a reason; I heard clips from the followup to Kronet and was disappointed, for they did not even hint of being anywhere near this amazing album.Kronet til Konge, as my title states, is old-skool black metal the way it was meant to be played. It sounds most similar to Darkthrone, I would imagine, but is not by any means a clone. Aldrahan's vocals are very original, but what makes this even more welcome and refereshing is how great they are: VERY impassioned, full of longing and pain alternating with bitter wrath and anger. Riffs are fantastic, beautiful and sweeping, full of passion and, something very difficult to do, providing melody and atmosphere without keyboard and while maintaining brutailty. Let me reiterate that last point: this is fast and furious, yet full of emotion, much in the way that Darkthrone's "Blaze" captured that unique formula. Song structures are well laid out, songs are JUST the right length. Great breakdowns, tempo shifts, and, a rarity, prominent and great bass lines. No keyboards, no female vocals, no gothic wimpiness.If there are any complaints, it is that the closing songs are maybe not as powerful as the opening ones. This might be an unfair accusation as the first five or six songs are just beyond belief in their rage and desperation. Also, the album is pretty long, and not that varied in sound, so that might acount for the latter songs coming off as not as good. However, as you can see, this does not detract from the overall rating of five stars. The album is worth getting for ANY of the first five (real) songs. So let me close by saying that this is very emotional yet totally uncompromising black metal from Norway, one of the last releases b4 that scene turned to utter nonsense and light worship. An impassioned cry of desperate hate and anguish for fans of Darkthrone style black metal. Oh yeah, Fenriz plays bass on this album too."
Grim Winter hails Dodheimsgard
Gūm-ishi Ashi Gurum | 10/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Infernal hails.... This is raw, evil Norwegian Black Metal, featuring Fenriz of DarkThrone, Isengard, Storm, etc. in the line up. Good under-produced but quality sound, evil vocals, speed and some good memorable melodic parts. Essential to any fan or collector!"