Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nastrond/Age Of Fire/Napalm Records/1996 CD Review

Nastrond re a band from Sweden that plays a very ritualistic/occult/atmospheric form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their classic 1996 album "Age Of Fire" which was released by Napalm Records.

Drums range fom slow, midpaced to fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats and tribal sounding drums being used on the more ritualistic parts of the music, while the keyboards are very atmospheric, ritualistic and dark sounding, as for the bass playing it has a very dark and powerful tone which is very easy to hear at times.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, atmospheric to fast raw black metal riffs that also incorporate thrash and melodic elements, and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some spoken word ritualistic elements, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Demonology, Sumerian, Greek/Roman, Caballa, luciferian, Rituals, Egyptian, Left Hand Path and Anti-Chritian philosophys, as for the production it sounds very powerful, heavy and professional sounding for a black metal recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion this was a classic album from Nastrond and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winged Phallus (Ferrocious Angel)" "Womb Of Chaos" and "The Red Force (Of The Trapezoid)". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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