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Review: Arghoslent - Hornets of the Pogrom
Hornets of the Pogrom

Label: Drakkar Productions
Year released: 2008
Duration: 42:06
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 28, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
Hornets of the Pogrom

Rated 3.89/5 (77.74%) (53 Votes)

I won't go into the boring to death thing about this style of music, since it was already done in my previous review (Inward). Once again though, I'm doing an exception with Arghoslent. After all, a band that has two inverted crosses in their logo can't be that boring! Besides, they are signed to a much underground French label, namely Drakkar Productions.

Aghoslent has been around for 17 years now, and are said to have never compromised to please anybody, labels, zines or even the public. This music is perhaps uncompromising and aimed to provoke reactions, still it has a very nice twist that went into the songwriting. Not only are fast and moderate paces alternating on a regular basis, but the wicked guitar work is quite thrilling and maintains the listener's attention, waiting for the next crazy guitar trick. Varied time signatures come in handy to accompany the crunchy riffs, distorted leads and arpeggios or those weird solos. The title track is nothing less than a hell of a roller coaster ride in which the guitar player had a damn good time showing all he had to demonstrate. Great instrumental! The first tracks are also pretty good, but I preferred the middle section. Songs like "The Rubian Archer", "Dog and Brovin" and "Oracle of the Malefic Rhizome" are where to look for the most varied and interesting compositions.

Hornets of the Pogrom is yet another Death Metal release worth mentioning and checking if you're not into that specific type of metal.

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