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Pure dark folk, drenched in sorrow and remote woodlands. It's totally black metal in attitude Was Ist Das? Skeleton by Skeleton. The Texas band's debut lives up to the persistent buzz. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jul 7, Providence by Ulthar. Powered by a disciplined, beefier death-metal heart and reigning in the sprawl a touch, the trio's second album is one of 's great metal albums.
Bandcamp Album of the Day Jun 16, II by Uprising. It's just so fucking good; what can I say? Explore music. Favorite track: Journey to the End. Chris "DJ Siborg" Lacroix. The songs are fast paced and vicious, with some of the best vocals I've heard in black metal. There are many keyboard preludes into folk passages, where session vocalist Cosmocrator chants. The title track is probably the best example of this. It starts off very fast paced, and then breaks off into a slow keyboard passage that sounds very sinister, and then proceeds back to a fast tempo.
Most of the songs follow this pattern in some form of another. The basic instruments are done well, but the keyboards provide a lot of the structure. There are also many atmospheric moments to be found, namely in the end of the track Journey To The End.
There seems to be a little something for fans of all genres of extreme metal to be found on here in some form or another. The lyrics, all written by Valfar, are mainly about fantasy, myth, ancient tales, and misanthropy. This album is easily my favorite of the four Windir albums, although they are all quite good.
I would recommend this to any fan of black metal. It's too unfortunate that Valfar had to die at such an early age. Buy this album at all costs, that is, if you can even find it. Quite frankly I think this album is slightly underrated. In short this album is amazing. Valfar really was a masterful musician. If you like black metal, then you'll this. All of Windir's album's take some time if you are going to like them as a whole. Sure, there are some songs which I liked first, e.
Had this been my first Windir album and I had only ever listened to the album once, I'd probably give this album an 80 and say that Windir are a bit overrated. So, if you're considering buying a Windir album, make sure you listen to it at least 5 times; otherwise you might not appreciate all they have to offer.
Now after listening to this album about 10 times or so, I can fairly review this album. It has everything a black metal fan could possibly want: fast, heavy songs, good, intense riffing with very fast, technical drumming. The easy listening sections of the album give this a more graceful listen, nicer listen. However, don't get me wrong, this isn't the type of music you play when you're driving your granny around.
As implied above, it is still quite heavy and aggressive, so in that regard, you will not be disappointed. The vocal performance is quite good; Valfar can do great things with his voice. He can do the deeper death metal growl, to the high pitched, angry shrieks of black metal. In addition he can also do clean vocals, which is why I was surprised he got a guest musician in to do clean vocals.
Due to the fact Cosmocrator sounds a lot like Valfar, sometimes it's very hard to tell who is doing clean vocals. I think Cosmocrator has slightly higher pitched vocals than Valfar if you really want to try and tell the difference. I also think Valfar was a bit of a techno nut. In his previous album, Arntor you could tell there were techno elements in some of the songs such as "Kampen".
Here there is a basically an entire song on this album which is a techno song "Journey to the End". However, don't get me wrong, this song is still good. All these elements combined, give Windir a unique sound, after a few listens to a couple of Windir albums, you'll begin to notice they have a unique sound which most bands develop.
It's quite hard to describe, however let me assure you, it is definitely a good sound. This album doesn't put Windir's legacy to shame, it is a flawless piece of black metal.
What is a shame though, is that Valfar died before while he was still in his creative prime. Maybe he did "Sell his soul for rock and roll" after all? Maybe you'd have to, to be this good at music. Who really knows? All I know is that this album is absolutely amazing. Highlights: Everything. With Valfar you have the screams and shrieks well in tune with the rhythm of the tracks and very enjoyable. It's detectable from miles away; this is a young man who loves what he his doing, who puts his entire soul and heart into it, resulting in something more than just regular music.
In my opinion, the raw, powerful, perfectly balanced black metal shrieks that Valfar delivers on this record surpasses any other vocal contribution he's ever made to a Windir album. The lyrics are mostly in English this time, whereas the songs on the earlier releases were sung in the Sogndal Norwegian dialect. But this, one of the band's trademarks, is present in two tracks on aswell, namely the title track and Heidra. The clean vocal parts sung by guest vocalist Cosmocrator are overwhelmingly beautiful and mesmerizing, and provide a perfect contrast to Valfar's harsh screams.
They are also a vital part in making the climaxes of songs such as Heidra around the mark and Journey To The End just before the techno part commences what they are. Secondly, the music. On Windir's earlier releases, Valfar was known to do most of the songwriting himself, both musically and lyrically.
However, on this album, the band plays with a full line-up.Windir discography (main) Arntor () Likferd () > Windir discography (all) Arntor () Likferd () > Windir. Type: Full-length Release date: November 19th, Catalog ID: HNF Label: Head Not Found Format: CD Reviews: 8 reviews (avg. 93%) Songs; Lineup; Other versions; Reviews; Additional notes; 1. Todeswalzer Show.