Servants Of Sorcery
AHHHHH!! It is a good feeling to be blessed once again with the sound of
shit. There really is nothing in the world like it! What magic I find in
the productions of Vlad Tepes, Darkthrone, Raven, Graveland... yet the sound
of Fimbulwinter is truly unforgettable. In fact, it sounds almost
identical to the F.M album by Raven, both in sound and execution. However,
why Hot Records would produce this album of such unparralled ugliness,
within the guise of a multiple paged glossy linear notebook, is beyond me.
Nonetheless, the music is all that counts, and it is great. There are
several different styles being delivered here, ranging from some old school
influence, to a blantantly punk rock feel. In fact, similar to Absurd, some
of these tunes are just plain happy. I can't respect the band who feels the
need to dabble in such utter faggotry as punk rock, even being so bold as to
incorporate it's sound into black metal!
Aside from this unignorable fact, the rest of the album must be taken
with a grain of salt, so to speak. As I made refrence to before, the sound
is absolutely horrid... so most of you need not take heed anyways.
Furthermore, the music may even seem outdated in several ways, I believe due
in part to it's heavy reliance on the older sound, especially the likes of
Celtic Frost. In fact, there even happens to be a Frost cover of Morbid
Tales, with vocals made to sound like those of Warrior. Bad idea... your
voice sucks ass!
To recap, Fimbulwinter, although now officially defunct, really made
something special here. Those souls wishing to return back to the ages of
black metal's dawn, may well be impressed by this material, and it's savage
ferocity. Other's may care less. I could give a fuck either way. What
matters is that I love and respect it... and only the true circle will think
© 2002 orodruin