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Review: Hellveto - Neoheresy

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 35:08
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: January 26, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 2.61/5 (52.22%) (18 Votes)

With eleven albums in like 5 years, Lon (the only member of this band) is easily the most productive musician in metal. This isn't even his only band, as you'd have to take his ambient project Blakagir (who are awesome) into consideration as well. This would be no big deal, if the music he makes wasn't any good, but it is.

The last Hellveto album 966 was a lot more orchestral and moody, so I was wondering if that was a trend, but here we have Neoheresy, which is the heaviest Hellveto album since Zmierzch. There's a colder, almost industrial feel to this in places, with the syncopated rhythms and the obviously looped guitars. That sounds bad, but it actually works really well. The album opens up with the hypnotic, trance-like stomp of "Taran" and leads us through five more tracks of shredding, war-pounding pagan epic music. Lon is all about the metal this time, from the crispy guitar tone to the heavy blasting sequence in "Gdy Umiera Swit" to remind us that this is a Black metal band. Powerful, epic, and genuinely moving, Hellveto paint a picture with music, using dark and luminous colors to create something you don't just listen to, you journey with. A fine album. A bit shorter than I would have liked, but a fine album nonetheless.

More about Hellveto...
Review: 966 (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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