|Review: Armagedda - I Am|
Label: Nordvis Produktion
Year released: 2010
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: July 22, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.73/5 (74.67%) (15 Votes)
I am is a collection of recordings from 2001-2002 by this now defunct Swedish Black Metal horde. This is old school and pretty lo-fi stuff, mostly pretty raw and somewhat minimalistic – but not too much. The vocals are sorrowful, angst-filled rasps not unlike what you'd hear in Weltmacht, among many others. Some slow-paced material shares the stage with more fast-paced songs, but this is in no way one of those "blastbeat fests" – in fact the drumming is pretty conservative. Closer "Cold Eon" is the one that caught my attention the most, with a fast-paced, catchy beginning that morphs into a slow, hauntingly heavy pace and then gets back up to speed. It's not the most original stuff out there, but it's pretty well done and in the end I just wish this has been a full-length album, as the songs here just left me craving for more.
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