Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Under the Sign of Hell
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Raw black metal
Alexia | Houston, TX | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion one of the best Gorgoroth albums I've heard so far. Pest vocals are better fit than Gaahl, not dissing on him. The drums are really fast and powerful, which Grim showcased his talents. Infernus guitar is really exceptional and shows how dedicated is with black metal. Its great that Pest and Infernus are back together and can't wait to hear their new stuff."
A review for the release not the album
J. Vincent | 12/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll spare you the review of the album itself and assume you'll read other reviews. I will only state it is my favorite Gorgoroth album.
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2007 REGAIN RECORDS "REMASTER" NOT THE ALBUM ITSELF
This version uses the original artwork from the Malicious Records release unlike the previous digipak edition from Season of Mist.
The audio on this CD is a "remastered" version which has sadly been victimized by the loudness war. Comparison of waveforms shows the Regain Records release has been volume boosted to the point of clipping which results in some noticable distortion in the audio. Even worse is The Rite of Infernal Invocation has been trimmed from 6:49 to 4:38 while everything after about 3:30 is simply just noise it has been 6:49 for a whole decade why shave 2:11 off?
Are this problems as bad as some more recent loudness war victims such as Death Magnetic or World Painted Blood? No.
Does it ruin the album? No. But if you've heard a previous release it's just not the same.
My conclusion? Buy the Season of Mist digipak (or if you can find it cheap the original Malicious Records version) and if you must have the original artwork I'm sure you can find some good hi-res scans on the internet and you could place your CD in a jewel case with artwork printed from those scans.
Also to note the Regain Records versions of Pentagram and Antichrist are also "remasters" but since I have not heard them I do not know for certain if they are also clipped as this one is."