Das letzte Album der Black Metal Könige. Es überzeugt durch viele Tempowechsel und bombastische Riffexplosionen! Nur zu empfehlen und ein Muss für jeden Immortal Fan!
Dylan Cedric Knörr
Abbath, Horgh and Iscariah haunt our realms one more time with Immortal's 7th vintage, Sons of Northern Darkness. Freshly posted on the Nuclear Blast roster and produced for the 3rd time by Peter Tägtgren, the release is simply a pure piece of demonic art. Lead by Abbath, with Demonaz in the background, the band delivers us a magnificent, angry black metal that shakes the entire soul. Since the release of Blizzard Beasts in 1997, the band worked to heavily introduce melodic parts in its compositions without altering their essence. Still full of anger, rage and grimness with a certain amount of coldness and gloominess, some of the tracks of the album stand out for their particular dark connotation, namely 'Within the Dark Mind', also for their quite unusual tempo, slow for a band like Immortal, 'Tyrants' and 'Beyond the North Waves'. The fans will, nevertheless, fall in hate with these masterpieces that reflect, more than ever, the identity of Immortal. Musically, the three warriors of the North are at the top of their performance, backed by Demonaz, still the lyricist, and Peter Tägtgren, who's beyond any introduction. The tight cooperation between Abbath and Horgh result in a perfect harmony between the thundering guitar riffs and the incredible drum play. Sons of Northern Darkness is, in my opinion, Immortal#s most complete work of art that surpasses Damned in Black and is in a good position to become their best album ever. Already a black metal classic style, Immortal's music is the band’s reflection of its eternal quest to find itself and to stand as the uncontestable leader of the scandinavian black metal scene. Black flags are floating over the hills of Norway, ravens imperially spread their wings, Immortal are back At the Heart of Winter...
Georges El Khoury