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Review: Jotunspor - Gleipnirs Smeder
Gleipnirs Smeder

Label: Cold Spring
Year released: 2006
Duration: 35:22
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: May 9, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
Gleipnirs Smeder

Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (4 Votes)

Jotunspor is a Black Metal act hailing from the soul of this art: Norway. This only proves that the heart of that country is still capable of pumping out something new and of quality.

The members are no newcomers though, since both of its members are related to the well known infamous act Gorgoroth. Bass player King Ov Hell as well as former drummer Kvitrafn form this duo from hell. Drums and bass aren't the only instruments heard of this rather strange orchestra. Being labeled as a Black Metal/noise project, Jotunspor stands at the limit between Avant-garde and Progressive I would dare say. The guys only use their native language, which only benefits the compositions, while adding an aura of mystery. Add to this some cool vocal effects to produce a real sick end result. Jotunspor are not afraid to involve keyboards and electronics/samplings either, in order to add atmosphere to their Black Metal while different paces are used all along the highway to hell. My favorite tracks are "Solartjuven" (spacey keys vs. mysterious atmosphere), "Ginnun Gagalder" (hectic vs. industrial) and the title track, for its nice prog time signature.

A different kind of Black Metal, but hey, you can't go wrong when it's from Norway!

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