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Review: Galgeras - Uwer Ter Ere
Uwer Ter Ere

Label: MFH Productions
Year released: 2002
Duration: 53:49
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: December 25, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Uwer Ter Ere

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

What better to listen to on Christmas day than this CD of happy Christmas music.... NOT! :) Galgeras at times makes Darkthrone sound like overproduced, over-polished pop music (Ok, I'm exaggerating a little.) This Black Metal band hails from Holland and "Uwer Ter Ere" is the first release by MFH Productions. The band plays very minimalistic, raw black metal, and production sure doesn't seem to have been a concern here. But then again, why this genre of music, that's pretty much the norm. I wouldn't call the material too innovative but it sure is effective in creating a very dark and depressive feeling - at least for the metal tracks. There are a couple of "atmospheric" tracks here that are well made but a bit too repetitive. The tracks are pretty long and could have been cut short without sacrificing much in my opinion. Some passages on those tracks sound a bit like a church's organ, not without reminding me of the soundtrack of some old horror movies (hey, I call it as I hear it. ;))

The last two tracks are from the side project Lingedal and are a bit similar to the Galgeras stuff. Those two tracks alone account for nearly 20 minutes of playing time. The first one of those is more of the atmospheric type, more with an epic/medieval feeling to it than the atmospheric stuff from Galgeras. However it's 8:21 of pretty much the same thing repeated over and over. The last track is of the raw BM style, except that eventually it changes to a waterfall sound with singing birds. Needless to say, that's kind of a shocker on first listen! This last for a few minutes (the track is over 11 minutes in length) and then we're back to raw, minimalistic BM. ROOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRRR!! :) The track cuts off a bit abruptly, however.

This is a very good BM release and fans of underground cult black metal will more assuredly get a kick out it. It is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies (first 20 signed in blood) so you may want to secure your copy ASAP (contact MFH Productions.)

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Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies.

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