Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Molested - Blod Draum
Norwegian death metal wasn't exactly the biggest thing around '93 - '95, when the next wave of black metal was really taking off, but this album here shows that quality dm can come out of anywhere.
You could almost say this has a bit of the blackened vibe, as the vast majority of riffs are tremolo picked, chordal or otherwise, and there is a strong emphasis on atmosphere at some points. Some of it is fairly technical, and the drums are pretty damn solid, but what will stand out at first is the production. This kind of muffled-but-not-in-a-bad-way guitar sound is almost like a less noisy version of some of Portal's material, and musically it's not a farfetched comparison either.
Really solid, interesting album.