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Review: Svart - Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak
Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak

Label: Frostscald Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 42:52
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 1, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak

Rated 3.17/5 (63.33%) (6 Votes)

In the review of Varan Tid Ar Förbi, I mentioned that it was a good CD but repetitive. Whatever happened to Draug, I hope he'll keep up the good work and inspiration.

On Vanära, Vanmakt, Och Avsmak, the artist takes care of all the words and music; maybe that's the key to this success. What we have here is an opus of mid-paced darkness. Black metal done with Doom Metal tempos is always a winning combination – at least it is for me. This music is crushing, melodic, melancholic and depressive. One could associate this vibe with what is often heard from France. To create the the doom/depressive tone in his music, Draug opted for a ghostly rasp most of the time. In other places, he has more of a desperate tone and some whispers can also be heard once in a while. The heavy and distorted guitar work is balanced out by more delicate and cleaner leads and arpeggios. Those maintain the sadness and melancholy of the overall emotional level. This album is more varied in general and the tempo is sometimes shifting to the faster mode. A couple of songs have somewhat of an ambient feel with the use of samplings, electronics, keyboards, piano etc...

Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak is definitely a big step forward for Svart and I can only hope that Draug will keep on that track.

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