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DEMONS ARE FOREVER

Minas Tirith

 

Progressive Metal

3.18 | 2 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars This band was the odd one out in the Norwegian metal scene at the time of the arsons and the black metal hype. A lot of the Norwegian bands was feeding of this band's weirdness. It is perhaps true to call Minas Tirith the founders of the Norwegian avant-garde metal scene.

Nobody understood Minas Tirith. Well, almost nobody. This album is a collection of oddball atonal melodies, with vocals which is just beyond comprehensions. The rhythms are everywhere in an unstructured structured pattern. The guitars are distorted and bleeding thunder. This is not progressive metal. It is a blend of Zeuhl and Post Rock. Minas Tirith is most definate a strange band. Maybe that's why they faded away...... or so I believe. Or maybe they still excist. Anyway........

This album is full of oddball melodies which touches base with the likes of VDGG, King Crimson, Mayhem, Radiohead, Arcturus, Ved Buens Ende and Magma. Totally weird and it is a pity their albums is so hard to find. I think they were ten years ahead of their time, this band, because what they did back then is today's indie rock scene. I really like this album because it is so weird....... and may I say; slightly genious. Weird and almost wonderful.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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