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Review: LIK - Kapitel I - Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer
Kapitel I - Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer

Label: Frostscald Records
Year released: 2010
Originally released in: 2003
Duration: 35:35
Tracks: 7
Genre: Pagan Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: September 12, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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Kapitel I - Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer

Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)

This is my first encounter with Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK) and I received three promos for this act! No info sheet was provided and the booklet was written in a foreign language, so I did a bit of research. LIK is a solo project of a Swedish artist known as Graav.

With all those nature scene drawings and picture, I was expecting something like folk or pagan metal. In fact, it is somewhere along those lines but done with a twist. No traditional instruments, acoustic guitars or thin whistle were used during this recording. Then you don't have the usual raspy vocals either, even though some harsher tones show up in a couple of places. The vocals of this Scandinavian fellow are rather clean with a touch of mysticism, folk, as well as bearing a sense of epic. Good news is the fact that the drums are real, adding the nice touch of an organic instrument into the mix. There is no such thing as blast beats either; relying more on moderate paces to pulsate his paganism. The guitars are mostly distorted, while pleasant clean arpeggios are also offered, completing the harmonious edge of this melodic scenery. The compositions are simple and repetitive, without taking away its attractive attributes. There are more than one interesting numbers to mention like "Hate to the Human" (the only song in English), "Djupa Sinn" and "Bortom Allt Liv".

Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer is surely a good little album of melodic folksy/paganism.

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