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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bloodthorn/Under The Reign Of Terror/Red Stream/2000 Review


  Bloodthorn  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  with  a  death  metal  edge  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2000  album  "Under  The  Reign  Of  Terror"  which  was  released  by  Red  Stream.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  they  sound  very  powerful  on  the  cover  song,  as  for  the  synths  which  are  only  utilized  briefly  they  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music.

  Rhythm  guitars  range from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark  sounding  with  some  primitive  elements  while  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  death  metal  influences  in  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  early  90's  sounding  black/death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  utilize  some  melodic  parts.

  Vocals are  mostly  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  mixed  in  with  a  good  amount  of  deep  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  war,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound.  

  In  my  opinion  Bloodthorn  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  aggressive  black  metal  band  with  a  death  metal  edge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Demonblood"  "Mass  Destruction"  and  "Deathcrush"  which  is  a  Mayhem  cover.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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