Music Reviews

Nordvargr – Awaken (CD)

Nordvargr – Awaken

WTF: weird tautological fibrillation, aka. great dark music”
Ancient Beliefs rating 10/10 (genre: Post Black Metal, Dark Ambient)

01 Awaken 04:24
02 Cellardweller 05:00
03 Kretslopp 08:14
04 Lament 02:46
05 Natt 06:16
06 Hascimh 04:04
07 Sulphur Mist 07:01
08 Seeds Of Blood (Act 1-1) 16:51

* Eibon Rec. & Code666 Rec. 2002
* Swe Avantgarde Darkwave Ambiental
* Significance: One of the most important dark ambient releases.

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Negura Bunget – Zirnindu-sa (CD)

Negura Bunget – Zirnindu-sa

“Probably the first good atmospheric black metal full length Romania’s”

* Bestial Records MC 1996, Breath Of Night CD 1998
* Romanian Black Metal
* Significance: The first outstanding Romanian black metal release. Atmospheric rude yet melodic with archaic lyrics.

Ancient Beliefs rating 10/10 (genre: Black Metal)

This album still remains for me the most preeminent release of Negura Bunget. Recorded in twenty hours the result it is a direct, pure black metal effort, one of my favorite release of the genre.

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Negura Bunget – Maiastru Sfetnic (CD)

Negura Bunget – Maiastru Sfetnic (Ro / Bestial Rec. 2000) – Black Metal.

* Bestial Records 2000
* Romanian Black Metal
* Significance: The most dim-dark NB release.

Ideology: 10/10; Style & Sound: 9.5/10

This is a release of maturity, a new scale towards artistic fulfillment. A line to fit a certain shape: black metal art in unique approach – a step forward close to that “Universal Transcendent Concept of Black Metal\” – to quote Negru. And it is indeed by means of both musical and ideologically.

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