A Masterpiece of Norwegian Black Metal Art !!! A True classic !!!
After a long break the older Norwegian viking black metal band KAMPFAR returned in 2006. They had updated their sound a bit, songs are on the darker, more melancholic side. They also started writing with a bit more repetition and a touch more the older black metal sound, but still with their traditional folk riffs that make up the main of the uniqueness of their sound.
I find that this is their coldest release so far, it is overwhelmingly covered in a gloom. KAMPFAR have a distinct and very folk inspired sound. Many times they feel like listening to an ancient folk tradition simply hooked up to electric instruments.
Perhaps out of all of the bands in this style they are the only ones who consistently and truly have that sort of sound almost all the time. KAMPFAR are without a doubt among the truly unique bands to come out of Norway and it was very
good to hear something new from them that is still very good and know that some bands from Norway can evolve while still staying true to their roots and their basic sound. This release is a deeply atmospheric recording that will satisfy any fan of folk black metal.
Recommended if you like Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Darkthrone, Manes, Immortal…