[Nargaroth] – Black Metal Ist Krieg
Release date: 2001
Album: Black Metal Ist Krieg (A Dedication Monument)
Genre: Black Metal
Type: Full Length
- Black Metal Ist Krieg
- Far Beyond The Stars [Azhubham Haani cover]
- Seven Tears Are Flowing To The River
- I Burn For You [Lord Foul cover]
- The Day Burzum Killed Mayhem
- Pisen Pro Satana [Root cover]
- Amarok – Zorn Des Lammes Part III
- Erik, May You Rape The Angels
- The Gates Of Eternity [Moonblood cover]
- Possessed By Black Fucking Metal
Written by fogrim on November 27th, 2006
Yes, armageddon is coming on earth…or better to say, it’s the impression you have by listening this album. Well, that could be seen as well as positive as negative. In the case of Nargaroth it’s definitively positive. This german band released here its masterpiece. This album is in my opinion the best of their already long career.
It’s not as atmospheric as the following “Geliebte des Regens”, it doesn’t sound as pagan as their first album “Herbstleyd”, not as raw as “Prosatanica shooting angels” and not as underground as the “Amarok” full-lenghth compilation, but what I particulary like in this album is the variety of the atmospheres and song writting. You will find elements of all their other releases in the different tracks of this cd.
The track “Black Metal ist Krieg” for example is pure, cold and what I call “True” Black Metal. Just for this title I’d already suggest you to buy this cd. It’s directly in the vein of Darkthrone’s “Transilvanian Hunger”, that means easy but intense. Most of the other tracks are mostly in the same vein, but sometimes rawer and not as deep in abhorrence.
There are also atmospheric titles like “Seven tears are flowing to the river” that is a real masterpiece, the best track with “Black Metal ist Krieg” and “The day Burzum killed Mayhem”. This song is slow and Nargaroth is playing 14 minutes long the two or three same riffs without being boring at all. You will be captivated and drown in a world of despair, sorrow and chill. The atmospheres are created through the guitar and that’s excellent. So, 14 minutes of pure emotions at a very high level remembering Burzum’s best moments. Don’t worry, you will find such glacial atmospheric parts even in the rest of the album, except in the cover songs.
I guess this album could crowd all metal fans, granted that there are heavy and thrash elements. I really like the variation of fast melodies and slower heavy moments. In conclusion, this cd is an absolute masterpiece I recommend you to listen.
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