Thursday, December 29, 2011

Vondur/Stridsyfirlysing/Necropolis Records/1996 CD Review

Vondur where a band from Sweden that was a side project of the members of Abruptum that played a very raw, primitive and humorous form of black metal and this is a review of their classic 1996 album "Stridsyfirlysing" which was released by Necropolis Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music. while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very epic sounding feeling to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black/war metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with the guitar being out of key or tune and there are no guitar leads or solos present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with some spoken word male and female parts being used at times, while the lyrics are written in old Icelandic and cover Satanism, Anti Christian, dark and humorous themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion this was probably the best album that came out from Vondur in my opinion and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this recording. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dreptu Allur" "Fjordi Rikans Uppgangur" "Sigurskrift" and "Beitir Hnifar Skera Djupur". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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