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Review: Nortt - Gudsforladt

Label: Sombre Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 48:08
Tracks: 10
Genre: Funeral Doom


Review online: June 4, 2005
Reviewed by: Ktb
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Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)

I think I've been living under a rock for the past year. I've seen the name Nortt mentionned just about everywhere, and I never really checked him out, and I regret this. Gudsforladt is Nortt's very first full-length album, and it has to be one of the best Black/Funeral Doom albums ever released. I've heard the older demos too, and they were just as great. This is 48 minutes of pure depression, with the slowest riffs on the planet, and the harshest vocals too.

Every single song on this album give you the most depressive feeling ever. There is no joy, there's nothing. There's the sound of death, approaching slowly. The guitar tone is extremely harsh and the riffs are played at an unimaginably slow speed, and same for the vocals. Subtle piano "melodies" are added from time to enhance the experience, and the music simply doesn't let go. This is another album that would easily fit into the gotta-hear-it-to-understand-it type of album. Slow eviscerating riffs that suck the life out of you.

Very simple to describe, yet unimaginably complex. Get it if you think you can take it.

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