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Review: Evilfeast - Wintermoon Enchantment
Wintermoon Enchantment

Label: Nykta Productions
Year released: 2011
Duration: 68:24
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: January 8, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Wintermoon Enchantment

Rated 4.38/5 (87.62%) (21 Votes)

Fourth album for Poland's epic one-man Black Metal project Evilfeast. Sole member Grimspirit produced one of the best BM albums of all time with his 2005 masterwork Funeral Sorcery, and his last disc was the epic Lost Horizons of Wisdom – both of which served to make me expect great things from this album. On the other hand, the demo Wolves of Hyperborean Frost from '09 had one of the sorriest production jobs I have ever heard, so this could have gone either way, really.

Thank the Dark Gods, Wintermoon Enchantment is another sprawling, epic slab of melodic Black Metal, dripping with atmosphere so cold it could freeze the balls off a dire wolf. This is less aggressive than the awesome, chainsaw guitar-fest of Funeral Sorcery, with a much more relaxed and melodic feel. Again, keys are a prominent element, but in an expansive, atmospheric way that does not dilute the compositions. The songs are long and densely written, with layer upon layer of riff-work and mood built up into a textured and involving sound. An epic of Black Metal.

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