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All Artists: Gorgoroth
Title: Destroyer
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
Release Date: 7/28/1998
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 727361632120, 727736632120, 5051083013741, 829410349956

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Inhuman demonic slaughter.
Metal_fan | 05/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the epitome of black metal, despite what others think. The production is violent and harsh and hectic, and the vocals spew pure venom. The hatred is here, and so is the extremely overwashed guitars. Sure, there are a few slow songs here and there (The Virginborn, Open the Gates) but they are good slow songs. Songs like "The Devil, The Sinner, And His Journey" and "Slottet I Det Fjerne" are pure pieces of nuclear speed chaos (though not as fast as Mayhem), and "Destroyer" and "Pa Slagmark Langt Mod Nordt" are pure demonic mayhem, as if the demons of hell are speaking through your speakers. It is no surprise, then, that those two are my favorites on this album.

And by the way, Telnes, Tiegs, and Kronenes are Tormentor, Infernus, and Pest. Did it ever occur to any of you that their real names aren't Tormentor, Infernus, and Pest? Yes, they all have civil names that they use to sign their checks and other stuff like that.

Either way, this album blows about 90% of all black metal albums away. And it doesn't do it with all that schmaltzy symphonic crap; they do it with pure rage and emotion and chaos. This album is a pinnacle of Gorgoroth, I think. I like it much better than Antichrist, Pentagram, and Incipit Satan."
Best of Both Worlds
J. McHenry | Detroit, MI | 12/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a guitarist catching up on my Metal, these guys are a recent suprise. This album manages to follow the strict rules of Black while including enough variation and detail work to make tracks distinguishable from one another (a problem with some artists). The vocals have much more personality than most recent Metal acts - who cares if you can scream for forty minutes, dude?! The sound is amazingly filthy, lo res and harsh, another requirement of pure Black Metal. The drums don't fall into those alternating snare-bass spazzouts that are so unimpressive. You also get the kind of scary chord progressions one expects. In short, I think this is a great Black album, maybe the best I've ever heard (better even than Transylvanian Hunger). So if you prefer Immortal to Mastodon, this is where you need to drop your cash."
What is going on here?
Cremisi North | Ohio | 07/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have read many reviews and heard many comments by the "true" black metal fans on various websites totally belittling this album. So having heard this I didn't purchase it right away. Man, am I ashamed. This is one fine slab of black metal that will be in my CD player for days on end. The music is superb (I would expect nothing less of the band.) And sure, they experiment around here and there, but that doesn't detract from the sheer listening pleasure that this album provides. The vocals are sick as all hell, the production is a great blend (good enough to blast at extreme volume levels, but still holds that necro-tinny sound that Gorgoroth is known for.) Don't be fooled by what many say, this album is definitely worth every penny. My favorite track at this point is song 2, Open the Gates."