NSP 039 :
Stielas Storhett - Vandrer... CD
Release date: November 17th,
Here it is, my personal Black Metal album of
the year 2006! "Vandrer..." has everything I love about Black Metal.
The overall atmosphere is grim and cold, a sound that covers you like a
freezing shroud and yet there is often an
underlying melancholy, sometimes distant, sometimes close, like a
funeral dirge carried by a wailing gale.
This is one of the releases that inevitably paints pictures before the
mind's eye, pictures of snowcapped mountains,
of frozen plains and endless woods in a landscape of unrelenting snow
and ice, and everything turning slowly darker
as night falls.
"Vandrer..." delivers over one hour of Misanthropic Northern Black
Metal as it was meant to be, with one of the greatest
Black Metal instrumentals I have ever heard ("Nymåne") and two
excellent covers for those who like to let their gaze
linger on past monuments of Northern Black Metal while treading new
Available as normal version in jewel case and as
special edition in digipack, ltd to 200 handnumbered copies!
The special edition is only available from Northern Silence.
1. Der letzte November
3. Gräfin Dämmerlicht
4. Schmerzerfüllter Zorn
5. Unholy Black Metal
7. Stille weiße Wildnis
8. Ihr Königreich
9. Erblicket die Töchter des Firmaments
10. Dieses Eis wird niemals schmelzen
(in German): 8.5/10
ffm-rock.de (in German)
Harm Magazine (in English): 8/10
Les Acteurs de l'Ombre (in French): 8.5/10
metal.de (in German): 7/10
metal-norge.com (in Norwegian): 7/10
powermetal.de (in German)
taakefrost.de (in German & English): 9/10
vampire-magazine.com (in English)