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Review: Orcrist - We Come in War
We Come in War

Label: Painkiller Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 31:56
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: September 4, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

This Italian Black Metal quartet has been busily releasing albums, splits and appearing on compilations since 2003. We Come to War is their brand new full-length, which includes seven tracks for a little over 31 minutes of extreme darkness.

I was misled into thinking Orcrist was a solo project due to the fact that on the cover art you only see one figure. This album was given a raw production work, enhancing the deeply somber and underground feel of their art. Besides the heavily and juicy distorted riffs and discrete rasps, I really enjoyed the point they made by playing their music at moderate tempos in many occasions. . As is frequently found with other Italian and French purely underground acts, a great, cold and desperate touch is present in a lot of those mid-paced moments. The arpeggios and leads are mostly responsible for carrying this sadly beautiful, and darkly human, emotion. This makes all the difference in having We Come in War considered as being just another regular Black Metal release. On the other hand, I can't claim this album is outstanding in any way, but there are some interesting tracks to listen to. "Mother of Infernal Night" and "The Silence" are two good places to start if you are looking for depressive coldness. Other moments are scattered throughout this album also.

This album means: raw coldness with atmosphere from Italy.

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