Byfrost - Of Death


7.6 | 38 votes |
Release date: 27 June 2011
Style: Black metal, Thrash metal

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01. May The Dead Rise
02. Eye For An Eye
03. Buried Alive
04. Of Death
05. Full Force Rage
06. Shadow Of Fear
07. Sorgh
08. All Gods Are Gone

Additional info
Recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios.

Produced by Enslaved's Herbrand Larsen together with Byfrost, and co-produced by Enslaved guitarist Ice Dale.

Mastering by Knut Fug Prytz at the Magica Mastering Studio.

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
8.4
Damn it. Seriously, god dammit. Where in the name of all norse whores is my groove? It crossed the Byfrost and is now resting in Asgard? Or maybe Loki took it? After all he is the most mischievous deity in the lands where even boobs are cold and frostbitten. I loved Black Earth so much because, apart from being a great album through and through, it had shitloads of infectious, rocking groove. It was impossible to sit straight and listen to Byfrost's debut. Your head just had to bang. And now, on their sophomore effort, the groove is mostly gone. Of Death contains more black and less thrash. Slow tempos have been mostly replaced by fast tempos. So fast that the groove couldn't keep up and was left behind.

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published 04.10.2011 | Comments (13)

29.06.2011
Byfrost is now less thrashy and more blacky than on their debut, Black Earth, but it's still a wonderful, in-your-face, straightforward slab of unadulterated black metal filth. Groovy as hell too. Watch your head, and prepare for severe neck pains tomorrow morning.

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23.05.2011 - 00:06
Rating: 9
Aetherius
I have a feeling this is gonna be killer release
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16.06.2011 - 23:28
Blasphemer1992
Written by Aetherius on 23.05.2011 at 00:06

I have a feeling this is gonna be killer release


i think that you have a right here
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28.06.2011 - 18:31
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
Groove-a-licious.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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29.06.2011 - 23:50
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
FUN. FUN. FUN.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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30.06.2011 - 00:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Groovy metal is groovy!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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30.06.2011 - 14:55
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Gonna listen to it hopefully this week. And groovy metal really is groovy, Mr. Doc lol
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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06.07.2011 - 15:40
Blasphemer1992
Fuck, it's awesome !
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06.07.2011 - 21:06
Megi
Hello neck cramps.
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23.11.2011 - 07:07
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
This album really hits a sweet spot with the production. The bass and drums are mixed into the music for ultimate grrrroooove. >:[
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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15.02.2012 - 11:23
Rating: 6
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
This one is alright, but does not nearly reach the fun of the previous one. The mid-paced and faster songs seem to be missing those necessary hooks, and the slow "Sorgh," which reminded me of the last song on Burzum's Belus, although quite nicely dark and psychedelic, does not manage to channel that depressive feeling that the Burzum's song does.

Don't know, it's just me. Maybe it needs more time.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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