Armagedda where a band from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and played a very raw and traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2002 album "The Final War Approaching" which will be re-issued in March by Nordvis Produktion.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very raw and melodic style along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the music is done in the very raw and traditional style that was very common in the mid 90's and early 2000's.
As the album a brief use of clean yet distorted playing can also be heard as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music is a lot more aggressive than most of the bands from Sweden. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover occultism, darkness, and anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Armagedda and if you are a fan of old school black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sign Of Evil" "Unholy Sacrifice" and "My Eternal Journey". 8 out of 10.