MetalBite Review by JD on 9/10/2012
Sweden black metallists Naglfar
’s name derived from a story right out of Norse mythology and is the name of a ship made entirely of dead men's fingernails which transports the giants with the Forces of Chaos across the bubbling chaotic sea to the battle of Ragnarök. The table is set for the metallic repast... on to the review.
With angry blast beats a plenty from the drums accented by a thick wall of thundering guitars leading the troops from hades, Naglfar
sets the table for a twenty course meal of the dark arts. With this tinging of melody to brace the listener for the howling hoards that make up this BM act - headbangers are in for a treat.
You cannot go wrong with such devilish tracks such as the hell deepening 'Bring Out Your Dead' not to mention the grand explosion of the darkened force that is 'The Dying Flame Of Existence. Both tracks are well made, not to mention invokes the power of Hades itself onto our petty little planet. These are just two of nine songs, the others hold the same power, adding to the albums energy.
seem to have found the perfect balance point between the blast beat power that is modern BM and the old school Black Metal with its thrashy yet melodic sides and we all are winners of it. This not so subtle band has made its name with amazing albums, this is their serpent crown... and I feel it will just get better.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.2 out of 10