Minneriket are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and play an ambient form of black metal on other release while only doing Burzum covers on this recording and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "From The Veins Of A Nearly Dead Boy - A Tribute To Burzum".
A very heavy and raw guitar sound starts off the album and captures the early 90's style of Burzum perfectly while also more of a grim approach to the black metal screams of the originals and the riffing also brings in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the solos and leads also have a very raw and melodic feeling.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the tremolo picking riffs have a vintage 90's Norwegian style to them along with a great amount of raw aggression and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of blast beats and some of the covers also bring in the atmospheric feeling of the originals and the band also adds a touch of their own style to the Burzum songs and there is also a brief use of melodic vocals in the background.
Minneriket manages to capture the original atmosphere of Burzum with their cover songs while also adding some of their experimental approach to the songs to make them sound different without straying away from the original concept, the production sounds very dark, r aw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Paganism, and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Minneriket and if you are a fan of Norwegian black metal and Burzum, you should check out this tribute. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ea, Lord Of the Depths" and "My Journey To The Stars". 8 out of 10.