• NAGLFAR - Pariah LP
Blue/White Splatter Vinyl
2015 Germany Pressing ( FI 064)
From the great country of Sweden, home to some of the finest metal acts ever, Naglfar has a sound typically called "Blackened Death Metal" or "Melodic Black Metal". This kind of music is great for those who enjoy both Melodic Death and Black Metal, or people who want to ease into Black Metal without diving headfirst into bands such as Darkthrone, Leviathan, Mayhem, Burzum, Dissection, or other classic Black Metal bands. What Naglfar does is combine black metal type vocals and wrap them around intricate riffs, melodic solos, and even some catchy choruses. All this is done with top notch production and the finest attention to detail. In other words, this is one of the most flawlessly produced Black Metal albums out there
The 2005 album was named "Pariah" and it is an excellent Melodic Black Metal album made from one of the best bands in this style. You expect to hear nothing new in this album, as Naglfar are fairly consistent in their musical direction. Great melodies, amazing drumming with many blast beats, nice black metal vocals (Kristoffer Olivius is excellent in his new role) and some of the most misanthropic lyrics ever written are the reasons why all the albums of this band are great.
Once more, Naglfar gave us all these in the biggest dose! The music on "Pariah" is top-hole and all the songs are really great! Even "Proclamation", the intro of "Pariah", sounds to me perfect, as with the phrase "Your flesh is now ours" repeated ceaselessly with rage and evilness -like one hundred hyenas surround you with only aim your death-, it shows you what's going to follow! There is no weak song on "Pariah". I don't want to mention my favorite songs, as it will be unfair for the other, but I'll make only one exception mentioning the best song of this album: "And The World Shall Be Your Grave"! A relentless song with blasphemous lyrics, terrific drumming, totally perfect melodies (the one in the chorus is killing me) and a marvelous solo completing this incredible misanthropic song!
Also available in NAGLFAR - Harvest LP here.