Search


Categories

Latest updates...

ZOMBIEFICATION - review
(September 02, 2014)
CONSCIOUS ROT - review
(September 01, 2014)
GRAVECRUSHER - interview
(September 01, 2014)
CRIPPLER - review
(August 31, 2014)
STRIKEBACK - review
(August 31, 2014)
SADISTIC INTENT - review
(August 30, 2014)
SCARECROW - review
(August 30, 2014)
THORNAFIRE - review
(August 29, 2014)
BLACKHORNED SAGA - review
(August 29, 2014)
MORGOTH - review
(August 25, 2014)
METAL GRAVE - review
(August 24, 2014)
DARK FORTRESS - review
(August 24, 2014)
ORDO INFERUS - review
(August 24, 2014)
KHOLD - review
(August 23, 2014)
MOSS UPON THE SKULL - review
(August 23, 2014)
HEAVYDEATH - review
(August 21, 2014)

URGEHAL

URGEHAL
Goatcraft Torment
(Agonia Records)
51:04min

I always thought that URGEHAL was the case of a band that enjoys recognition mostly due to the fact that they come from Hřnefoss (Norway), formed in 1992 and know how to play traditional Black Metal the Norwegian way. I haven't given them any chance in the past so when Frank asked who would be interested in reviewing their last album I thought that this would be a good chance to actually listen to something from this band and form a proper opinion. After first listening to URGEHAL's latest endeavor I couldn't stop thinking for a single moment that these guys do whatever possible to gain today what they couldn't gain, say 10 years ago, that is a position among Norway's top Black Metal bands. Don't take me wrong, URGEHAL deliver a decent piece of mid-tempo Darkthrone / Carpathian Forest-like Black Metal with loads of blasting bursts that won't disappoint fans of the aforementioned bands. "Goat Craft Torment" sounds so damn traditional, from production to the sound of guitars and from lyrics to the entire band image. I guess they could avoid some naďve lyrics here and there but they might even want them to sound naďve, so why bother? I guess no more words need to be added on "Goat Craft Torment". If you need one more traditional, Norwegian Black Metal album in your collection you know where you should invest your money on. I suppose you already own stuff like old Isvind, Throne of Ahaz (who in fact were from Sweden - Frank), Kvist etc, right? Further info: www.agoniarecords.com

Manolis A.

More URGEHAL reviews:
The Eternal Eclipse - 15 Years Of Satanic Black Metal - by Frank Stöver
Through Thick Fog Till Death - by Frank Stöver

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


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