MetalBite Review by Mario on 12/18/2007
Art, the soul of nature.
Christ Agony, Lux Occulta
and now Hermh
, bands of such league represent to me fine examples of dark necro[ro]mantic blackened metal art. After putting out tasty, mostly cover songs 'Before Eden'
EP, brand new Hermh
's full-length album is a follow up release and very strong proof that the band's come back is for real. Some of you may know that the sole remaining persona in Hermh
is the running wild beast named Bart. This time he asked guys from another quite good band, Abused Majesty
, to help him out with creating new material. His-story here is a development of once begun specific theme concept [look at the cover as a hint].
I wish everyone could see these 5 steppenwolves on stage along with Behemoth
, not only because of similar theriomorphic theatrics, but to experience for themselves band's solid craft.
This is not some senseless, merciless thrashing and pulling of strings. Believe me you can be taken away by waves and waves of melodious flow, up and down flow but without any brakes Socaris' guitar well arranged constant move. Adding to this superly rhythmical material are meanderings, screams, howls, growls, spoken words of Bart, conducting maestro who reveals in his poetics secrets of the Clan of Mradu. Even a caveman knows that in symphonic black metal very important are keyboard sounds. Flumen justifies this notion with his right-balanced play which is not a mere fill-up to the whole. I saw Hal helping Dead Infection
with live duties. His thick strings handling, not to mention stage presence killz. As for Icanraz, the stickmaster who just recently departed for Christ Agony
, let me ask this: do you think Cezar from Christ Agony
would take this guy without realizing the potential?
Look out for a new release coming in 2008 along with a dvd.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
out of 10