Search


Categories

Latest updates...

MENEAPNEONTES - review
(September 22, 2016)
VANHELGD - interview
(September 22, 2016)
LORDS OF THE... - review
(September 21, 2016)
INCARCERATION - review
(September 19, 2016)
BESTIALIZED - review
(September 19, 2016)
EXTERMINAS - review
(September 19, 2016)
TERRORAZOR - review
(September 18, 2016)
CRUZ - review
(September 17, 2016)
ILDVERDEN - review
(September 16, 2016)
OLD PAGAN - review
(September 16, 2016)
DECEASED - review
(September 16, 2016)
HELLEBORUS - review
(September 16, 2016)
ANCIENT - review
(September 14, 2016)
ANCIENT SPHERES - review
(September 13, 2016)
KEITZER - review
(September 13, 2016)
ENOID - review
(September 13, 2016)
ENDLOS - review
(September 13, 2016)
AUĐN - review
(September 13, 2016)
DIZZINESS / LORD... - review
(September 12, 2016)
ENOID - review
(September 12, 2016)
ROTTING FLESH - review
(September 11, 2016)
RUNNING WILD - review
(September 11, 2016)
NETHERBIRD - review
(September 10, 2016)
AGE OF WOE - review
(September 10, 2016)
USURPRESS - review
(September 10, 2016)

HALLIG
HALLIG
13 Keys To Lunacy
(Folter Records)
49:01min

The first think that I perceived listening to this album was a flashback to 1997 when the second wave of Black Metal was evolving from their grim origins towards a more symphonic edge in many cases, which was due to a heavy use of keyboards and an obvious better performance as musicians. This new German band sounds and reminds me of bands like early GEHENNA, DIMMU BORGIR and ARCTURUS. For once I was not that much into a very up-front keyboard sound, as Metal has always meant to be a crushing guitar, but then again some few bands were able to come up with some very interesting ideas and execution. And that is what HALLIG is doing, with many “bombastic” moments in their songs, and I also appreciate the fact they do dare to take a quite melodic approach, but always having the intensity up-front. A thicker guitar sound will probably only benefit them making them heavier, as they already got the atmosphere with their compositions alone. I also find the vocals to be the quite average Black Metal shriek, but with the potential to do more damage using more variation and more stomach and less throat. Still, for an atmospheric Black Metal band, or rather I would say occult Metal band, they truly revive that spirit of old in this new era with a pride that seems long lost and forgotten. www.facebook.com/hallighorde, www.folter666.de

Julián "13 Keys" Núńez

< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com


© 2011 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000