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Review: Various Artists - Guerre / Polemos
Various Artists
Guerre / Polemos

Label: Splendour Productions
Year released: 2004
Duration: 12:57
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2.7/5

Review online: July 18, 2005
Reviewed by: Ktb
Readers Rating
Guerre / Polemos

Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Well, I have to say I didn't expect this short split with The Shadow Order to be great after all. Why, you ask? It was released on October 28th, and his previous split (with Nocternity) had been released on September 7th, which doesn't give O.T a lot of time to think about what he wants to do with this split, or find the time to get some more creative ideas. So of course, this release is very short. Who wants a split that's only 12 minutes long, which means only 6 minutes per artist? Anyways...

The Akitsa part of the split only consists of two songs, one intro and a main song. The intro is just a fucking gay midi intro which lasts two minutes, and it's basically the same idea over and over again, performed by a computer. Not impressive at all. The main song, Fils de la Liberté, is basically a punk (yes you read well: punk) song with some quite annoying vocals. I cant help but wonder what the fuck happened to O.T. when he screams FILS DE LA LIBERTÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ...Oh, and did I say the whole song is just one riff? Now you know.

Now on to the Shadow Order part. This part isn't bad at all, and at least the intro creates some sort of atmosphere, a feeling of despair and sadness in the music. The main song isn't bad at all, but the chord progression feels so fucking random at times it hurts. The vocals are basically like Akitsa's, except these ones have delay and they echo in the other speaker by the time he's done screaming whatever he's screaming. However, the more I listened to the riff, the more I got into it. It's still nothing great though.

Even if you're a huge Akitsa fanboy, don't pick this up.

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