|Review: Fimbul - Ramnens Ferd|
Label: Candarian Demon Productions
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 25, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)
Many Black Metal bands are the result of the desire of one single artist to express himself in a more personal way. Norwegian act Fimbul falls into this solitary movement. Created by Ramn, back in '94, he was previously involved with a band called Eclipse.
Fimbul released two demos in '95: Vinterland and Det Siste Slaget. Ramnens Ferd is actually a compilation of these demos, presenting them for the first time on CD. In both cases, the demos contained four compositions, each one being introduced and closed by instrumentals. That's where the mood is the most ambient and melodic with symphonic keyboards and samplings. On the very last track, Ramnens Ferd, the longest one at 10:01, the electronics combined with spacey keys and bells give it a certain mystical feel. Contrastingly, the first four songs are of the rawer "demo"-sounding nature. On these you'll hear distorted guitars, subdued drums, tremolo picking, a discrete whispered sort of rasp and, to add a melodic touch, some nice keyboard passages. I found the drums a bit too discrete and cardboard-sounding in the fastest parts. In the second demo, Det Siste Slaget, the production is muddier than on Vinterland. I liked the vocals of Ramn but preferred the instrumental/ambient compositions found on this CD.
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