|Review: Fjorsvartnir - Legions of the North|
|Legions of the North|
Label: Grom Records
Year released: 2012
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: June 23, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Legions of the North
Rated 4/5 (80%) (1 Vote)
This is a murky, melodic disc of rather atmospheric Black Metal. Rather than blasts and aggressive riffing, this band goes for smoother, more melodic compositions and a bigger, more epic style that should be familiar to fans of Pagan Black Metal. The recording is good, with the guitars up top and the vocals mixed in low to present a unified, dark sound. The compositions are sprawling and somewhat shapeless, kind of meandering from part to part without a real sense of an overarching structure. The album as a whole is well-played and presents a nicely unified feel and mood, and this carries it past a lot of failings. This band shows real promise, and with some better structure and focus could evolve into a good band in the Dark Forest/Sear Bliss mode. Solidly enjoyable.
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