•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.82/1
  • Album: Blot
  • Year: 2003
  • Label: TABU
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

This very band is one of the Viking Metal promoters and we can say that this new album keeps the same line! I have listened to the album for many times and I find it really good. Professional execution, good sound...all by the book! Unfortunately there is no sparkle for this album... no inspiration! Once we got used with materials such as "Aurora Borealis" or "Dragons Of the North", besides others like "Far Far North", "Odin Owns Ye" or "Norwegian Native Art", well I find difficult to appreciate a new album that has nothing intriguing to express. If it was to enter many more details, I'd say that the new tracks are closer, in sound, to the ones of "Far Far North". But we maybe don't have to be that criticizing because "Blot" still has some qualities: a refined material, full of atmosphere... where both guitars and keyboard play a high role. In other words, we have 60 minutes of Viking Metal that meets other styles as well, such as Heavy, Symphonic or Melodic Metal but I believe -sincerely- that they all could be compressed in 50 minutes as well and would have sound good as well. And I that this because there are some confusing superimposed passages extended absolutely without reason... yet who knows, maybe it is better to have where from to cut than not to! I expected a lot much more from EINHERJER, at least a healthier replica, and a bomb-album ready to preserve their inherited mixture of Nordic Metal. It wasn't like that but it was worth to listen to it. I think you should try as well as you won't have any regrets! Hot news: the band decided to split-up!
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