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Abigor - Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom) CD (album) cover

NACHTHYMNEN (FROM THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM)

Abigor

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.31 | 17 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars I am a bit surprised.

Abigor actually tried to be a bit more clever on their second album than just follow the Mayhem/ Burzum band wagon and then jump onto it. This album has a lot of opera elements. It seems like that was what they were trying on this album; create a sort of a black metal opera. That also include some female vocals. OK, female vocals with folk rock singing. But still.......... smart thinking !

Unfortunate, the sound is demo-tape quality. That is why I have to remove one star from my rating. Some of the songs are also pretty bad. But most of this album is actually good. Well, it could had been good if they had put some money into the studio recording. Or maybe they forgot to do a proper mastering. Yes, I have done the same mistake myself. Not a good idea.

For those who wonder: This is still brutal black metal aka 1995. But they have incorporated some female vocals and epic opera elements here. I applaud that, but not the sound. I am surprised and I wonder why their subsequent albums did not follow the same path. Not bad.

2.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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