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Review: Ragnor - Hat og Nag
Hat og Nag

Label: Independent
Year released: 2008
Duration: 19:35
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: April 19, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.86/5 (77.14%) (7 Votes)

This is a demo put out by extreme-underground Spanish BM act Ragnor back in 2008 – so I am not sure why I have it now, but anyway. All the stigmata of severely orthodox Black Metal are here: weak production, blast beats, raspy vocals – the only thing missing is the drum machine, which Ragnor thankfully avoid. There is nothing actively wrong with this, and some of the riffs are compelling. But the songs repeat themselves and never seem to really get anywhere or build any kind of momentum. Atmosphere is vital in making this kind of low-fi BM work – letting the songwriting and intent shine through thin production values and create a mood. This demo never really creates any kind of mood or feeling and becomes just the sound of guys in facepaint shrieking in a garage.

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