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NATURBÅL

Vintersorg

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.19 | 16 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars Vintersorg is a metal band around the Swedish metal musician Andreas Hedlund. He has been around for a while making records but this was the first one to came to my knowledge. Since its start "Vintersorg" has released nine studio albums. Three of them are mostly in English but he mainly sings in Swedish, which is great. It's actually a peferable language if you have an origin like his. "Naturbål" then came 2014 and features Andreas Hedlund who plays bass, guitars and keyboards and sings and Mattias Marklund who plays guitars. Together they have created a different sounding record that gives a music lover like me a lot to enjoy.

The music is heavy as metal uses to be, but not too heavy. All the time, it's driven by folk inspired melodies and mystic lyrics which seem taken from the folk world. It's very melodic music and I guess this is an album that could grow for me. The reason why I don't give it four stars is that I don't like growl. It's a lot of growl, but a lot of normal singing as well, but growl allways destroys according to me. However was this a fresh and interesting album for me that perhaps open new doors to the metal world. Many songs on the record are very good such as "Elddraken" (The fire dragon) which has a hypnotic text(8/10) and the whirling "Ur aska och sot" which should catch the interest(8/10). "Överallt och ingenstans"(7/10) and "Natten visste vad skymningen såg"(7/10) are also tracks I recommend. The others are good as well. My average rating ends at 3.28 which makes it a solid three star record which though has intentions upwards.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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