|Classic Review: Marduk - Nightwing|
Label: Osmose Productions
Year released: 1998
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 30, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.21/5 (64.29%) (14 Votes)
This is one of my favorite Marduk CDs, hard to say why, since it's not really any different from pretty much any other Marduk CD. This was their fifth album, when their high-speed Black Metal style was firmly in place, though still leavened with a lot more melody than on later works, and not as relentlessly fast as the machine-gun speed of Panzer Division Marduk and a lot of their output thereafter.
This just has a lot more atmosphere and hooks in it than stuff like the faceless Plague Angel, the first half of this disc is the usual "kill Jesus and skullfuck the Pope" stuff they always do, but the second half is actually a very cool concept piece about Vlad the Impaler, which is a lyrical direction I like much better, and I wish they had done more stuff like it. "Slay The Nazarene" is pretty kickass, but things get really good with the title track and "Kaziklu Bey". If you know Marduk at all, then you can imagine what this sounds like, but they have rarely done it as well since this one.
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