MetalBite Review by JD on 10/5/2010
Another Norwegian Black Metal band has crossed the ocean and landed right on to my desk. So far, I have nothing but utmost respect for the metal that comes from the small fishing nation that had spawned my family. For the most part, I enjoy the malevolent music that my
forefather’s homeland has given the world. And now, may I do the honours of introducing Sulphur
Darkened Avant Garde while having this overpowering and brutally heavy wall of sound, Sulphur
attacks with a mixture of newer BM rage, older and simpler styles of BM then added into it, some Thrash components as well. You end up having a band that is very melodically textured, yet has these sinister darken growling guitars and blackened thunderous beats of infernal power grip your soul in its damned clutches.
So many of the songs are so damn good that picking a few examples of Sulphur
’s music to talk about is close to impossible. Each one of the ten tracks are the embodiment of what Black Metal should be.... a guiding flickering red flame on a bleak path down to the river Styx. With vocals that are not as guttural as some of their counterparts, there is this sense of melody in the midst of the anthems from hell as well. This band stands out in the slews of BM that is out there.
is a band that's rewarding, yet still blows your mind as well. Good metal always rises up and they are clearly head and shoulders over ninety percent of the other purveyors of Black Metal out there.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.7 out of 10