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Review: Naer Mataron - Discipline Manifesto
Naer Mataron
Discipline Manifesto

Label: Black Lotus Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 59:13
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 6, 2006
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Discipline Manifesto

Rated 5/5 (100%) (2 Votes)

This Greek band has been around since 1994 but I had never heard them before getting this album in the mail. Christian had reviewed an earlier release here a few years ago and I didn't even remember - strange considering the rather stand-out name. Naer Mataron's Black Metal revolves around Greek mythology and the sound itself is a cross between old school Norwegian and Swedish Black Metal - think of Burzum mixed with the speed of Marduk, for instance. They remind me a bit of Cirith Gorgor at times, and some parts remind me of pre-Mardraum Enslaved as well (not to the point of liking their overall sound to Enslaved, however.) One thing I really like here is the vocalist: He uses a rather "low screech" that blends into the music and never takes over, so it never feels like a pig is getting strangled in the studio (this is kind of out of context, I just happened to listen to a couple of horrible albums a few days ago. ;)) Overall the album is fast-paced, save for some slower intros and outros. Despite the fast style that is usually more of the "all-guns-blazing take-no-prisoners" variety, the band has managed to blend in some more or less catchy "melodic" moments, not of the flowery variety but more of the evil/dark type. Frankly at first I didn't expect to like this, but this ended up being another album that monopolized the CD player.

Track Listing:
  1. Extreme Unction
  2. Blessing of Sin
  3. For the New Man
  4. Arrival of the Cesar
  5. Blast Furnace
  6. The Day is Breaking
  7. The Last Loyal
  8. Land of Dreams
  9. Last Man Against Time
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