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Review: Stortregn - Uncreation

Label: Great Dane Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 32:02
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: December 12, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

When something says it's Black/Death, I tend to expect a Behemoth-styled blasting assault on my hearing, but this is a much more textured work than I was thinking it would be. Stortregn are a longtime indie band now getting this re-released on Great Dane Records, and it is a very pro release, with a real recording job and a very slick look to the package and art.

This is Death/Black, but more reliant on melody and tremolo than blastbeats and screaming. The vocals are not great, and are pretty one-note and too often washed through a bunch of effects, but the energetic and catchy riffing is enough to keep me listening. It's hard for me to pigeonhole this sound, as this band doesn't really overtly remind me of anyone else, and they have a distinct songwriting approach and style. I was expecting this to be generic and derivative, but it's the opposite of that, and I really enjoy it.

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