Dark Waters Stir
Probably a surprise I found parts of this album
interesting, especially considering ISVIND sound no
different than alot of Norwegian bands these days. I
think what interested me in this band was all the DARK
THRONE comparisons, but I only hear a similarity in a
few places. Most of "Dark Waters Stir" sounds like
early EMPEROR ("In The Nightside Eclipse" era) without
keyboards and not-as-high vocals. The last song (a
"hidden" track called "Poltergeist") sounds like
really shitty punk rock with clean vocals. My fave
song is "Bankeand", an instrumental in which keyboards
are added, and this was an excellent move (the song
has a feel of total despair and depression!).
Recommended for fans of old EMPEROR...
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