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Review: The Horn - Volume Ten
The Horn
Volume Ten

Label: Shaytan Productions
Year released: 2012
Duration: 74:40
Tracks: 14
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: March 17, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Volume Ten

Rated 2/5 (40%) (4 Votes)

This is, oddly, actually the twelfth album from The Horn - a one-man project with a really confusing scheme for numbering his releases. I've heard this guy's work before, on the compilation Dawning of an Ancient Sun from 2007, which was actually his tenth overall release.

I find The Horn interesting but not really compelling. This is taking the Egyptian Myth worship of Nile to a completely ridiculous extreme, producing music that is intellectual rather than visceral. The riffs here are pretty standard, even with a bit of mideast flourish to them. The vocals are an almost unbearably papery rasp, and the drums are programmed.

This kind of stuff can be done well - I mean just look at label-mates Al-Namrood - but this is an atmospheric album with no atmosphere. There are no catchy riffs or any good songs, just a lot of clangy noise that ultimately goes nowhere. Gimmicky and thin.

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Review: Dawning of an Ancient Sun (reviewed by Pagan Shadow)
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