|Review: Hellveto - 966|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Pagan Metal
Review online: October 18, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (3 Votes)
Tenth album from the incredible Pagan Metal Machine Hellveto. A one-man band, the guy (L.O.N.) has produced an incredible eleven albums in just over five years, a clip that makes even Runemagick look slow. 966 is an all-Polish epic of orchestral, atmospheric pagan metal.
Hellveto start from a Black Metal base, but this is much moodier and more melodic than some of their other works. This time the metal is more in the background, and the heavy orchestrations take center stage. The whole is a huge, powerful, epic composition that sounds more like one big song rather than a collection of songs. On this disc Hellveto sound very much like a more atmospheric Graveland, blending guitars and keys into a unified sound that wields enormous evocative power.
L.O.N. is working hard to be the Polish Quorthon, and he's got the potential to pull it off. Anyone who can create as much quality music as this guy has at such a furious pace is a talent to be reckoned with. For fans of Pagan Black Metal, Hellveto is becoming essential.
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