|Review: Styggelse - Heir Today - God Tomorrow|
|Heir Today - God Tomorrow|
Label: Unexploded Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: September 6, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Heir Today - God Tomorrow
In the realms of Black Metal, using an album title that is supposed to be "clever" or "funny" is a good way to let your audience know that you are not to be taken seriously. Humor and BM do not mix at all, and as seriousness of intent is one of the prime measures of whether a band can be trusted, a silly title undermines the work right from the start.
This is not as horrible as it could have been, but still not any good. It does not bode well when the major thing I can say about the music on a first spin is that it is "loud". Styggelse display no feel for riffs or dynamic at all, and are clearly of the trend on BM to mix in a punkish, stripped-down approach. The guitars bash, the drums bash, the vocals cough and shout under a slimy veneer of effects. It's enough to put you off your lunch that anyone would consider this Black Metal, when it is really just hardcoreish yattering with a blackish recording job. Tedious, unintelligent, and mendacious.
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