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Review: Nightbringer - Death And The Black Work
Death And The Black Work

Label: Full Moon Productions
Year released: 2008
Duration: 64:31
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: April 1, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Death And The Black Work

Rated 4.51/5 (90.23%) (43 Votes)

This is a much-anticipated debut from a band who have shown enormous promise in their demos, and here have produced as fine a slab of Black Metal as you could ask for. Rather than a relentlessly high-speed blast of evil, Nightbringer treat us to a classy aeon of crushing despair highlighted by a freezing guitar sound and big, deep-breathing arrangements that pile atmosphere on top of mood on top of more atmosphere. Things start off slow with a rather dull intro piece, but then the massive "Womb Of Nyx" thunders forth and you will be owned. Huge works like the soul-eating "Feast Of Manes" and the drawn-out awesomeness that is "Of Silence and Exsanguination" prove that this is a band that has what it takes. Nightbringer are ridiculously talented for a band producing their first full-length, with dynamic, style, and viciousness in fistfuls. If you crave more of the frozen misanthropy of Nehemah or the epic sweep of Darkestrah, then this is not an album you will want to miss. Amid the ever-present wannabes and purveyors of hackwork, Nightbringer is the real shit. For the Black Metal elite.

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