|Review: Festung Nebelburg - Gabreta Hyle|
Label: Blood Fire Death (Ger)
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 29, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)
Directly from Germany, Det Germanske Folket have provided me with yet another talented band, Festung Nebelburg. This is even more so considering Gabreta Hyle is the work of just one young musician/composer .
Nattulv is as efficient handling all the instruments( guitar, bass, drums and harmonica) as he is providing the proper vocals to accompany his texts. All but one song are in his native tongue and the lyrics talk about local myths, heroism and the like. Nattulv mostly uses clean vocals, which are excellent, with a deep tone in them, but epic "choirs" and rasps often come into play to sing his pagan hymns. No keyboards could be heard and the only samplings are wolves introducing and closing the opus, an animal often represented and heard in this genre of music. Many parts are fast-paced, with double bass blasts and tremolo picking in a pure Black Metal tradition, but calmer moments also come in to break the pattern. The production here is very good, making every part enjoyable to listen. This is particularly noticeable in those breaks filled with clean guitar work, clean epic vocals or the more folksy/acoustic guitar delicacies, much to my own selfish pleasure.
Deutschland's son Nattulv has composed many enjoyable pagan tunes such as: Werdung Eines Helden, Die Sage von Burg Weissenstein and When Autumn Turns Into Winter.
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