ASMEGIN "Hin Vordende Sod&So"

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ASMEGIN "Hin Vordende Sod&So"
  • Album: Hin Vordende Sod&So
  • Year: 2003
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

There is so much effort, so much participation and a colossal stylistic mixture! Well, this so much expected debut was released in august. They claim to belong to a Viking Folk Metal style and it is partially true. Yet I must confess, the rhythm ruptures confuse me... and I come to understand so little! From traditional parts (flute, violin, harp, piano, lovely female vocals) I find myself almost instantly thrown out in the middle of a noisy chaotic and brutal Black/Death Metal with a throaty voice. I do admit, the approach on the execution is irreproachable while the musical concept is really innovative but I am afraid it is not enough. Since, after all it is about a concoction of ideas and concepts, all packed in 11 tracks of which some are good, some are confused and some have no contour. Perhaps if ASMEGIN insisted on traditional-folk valences, the album would have been a real musical jewel. If I relate the album to the Metallic spectrum, then there is definitely nothing to impress. Another remark: for this album there were many famous guest-players: Lars Nedland (BORKNAGAR, SOLEFALD), Sareeta (RAMZET), Lars Fredrik (WHITE WILLOW, WOBLER) + other local musicians who have no connection with Metal. This is an exquisite debut for both concept and inspiration but in lack of cursiveness and shape. Maybe those would come along with the next material...