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Vordven - Towards The Frozen Stream



8.6 | 30 votes |
Release date: 1999
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Owners:

25 have it
9 want it


01. Harness Of Heaven
02. Moonlight In The Northern Sky
03. Dream Of Northside
04. Rivendell
05. Aurora Borealis
06. Eternal Storm
07. When The Snowcrystal Reaches The Nightgleam
08. Towards The Frozen Stream

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26.07.2013 - 18:02
Rating: 10
Erik M.

Truly magnificent album. While being black metal, it creates a beautiful, dreamy atmosphere (also due to the occasional female vocals) and is totally not hard on the ears, which makes it very relaxing stuff. Easily one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard and I can keep listening to this without getting bored at all.

It's highly likely that fans of Summoning would also like this album.
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02.12.2013 - 23:31
Rating: 10
Monolithic
♠♠♠
Absolutely marvelous. A perfect, dreamy, hypnotic black metal album with much room for variation.
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22.03.2014 - 01:02
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Ah thanks for reminding me about this Erik. I've been meaning to bulk up my collection of mediocre atmospheric black metal Nah, I love atmo black, but I just don't like this album.... at all....
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22.03.2014 - 01:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Haven't listened to this kind of stuff in a while but maybe I'll give this a shot at some point.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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29.03.2014 - 22:34
Rating: 10
Erik M.

Written by Alex F on 22.03.2014 at 01:02

Ah thanks for reminding me about this Erik. I've been meaning to bulk up my collection of mediocre atmospheric black metal Nah, I love atmo black, but I just don't like this album.... at all....


Too synth-driven for you? Too fantasy-influenced? I get it when people don't like it, but a 5, really? Well, it's your opinion.

I still love this album. Yes, it's definitely not perfect (for example, the screams aren't that great, but they don't bother me) but I still enjoy it immensely after many, many spins (30+ or even 40+).
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08.09.2014 - 22:51
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
I'm with Erik and Monolithic on this one. Extremely atmospheric black metal.
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25.11.2014 - 20:23
Rating: 9
Paw!!

This is hidden gem. Masterpiece
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04.04.2015 - 17:56
Rating: 8
Schnabeltier 24

An excellent piece of epic black metal this !
I don't understand why they are so overlooked, their music is completely accessible, there are so many Summoning/Emperor fans there...
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Hey there, tiny wench !
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16.12.2018 - 00:08
Rating: 8
Redel

This is a very good Black Metal album, very overlooked, obviously.
I appreciate the heavily melodic load, which delivers the atmospheric touch here.
The first four songs are really excellent (well, the first one is just the intro but it is a perfect opener for such an atmospheric album).
The title track stands out, too.
Unfortunately I have a really hard time these days to get my hands on a copy of this album.
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15.07.2019 - 17:51
Rating: 8
nonZero

8.5/10 leaning towards an 8 I'd say.
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27.11.2020 - 16:22
Alakazam
all eyez on me
Nice not too serious fluttery ambient video game folk metal perfect for the sun gazing down on you at this time of the year. You can see where Windir and the like from Finland took off. For a long time, I couldn't grasp the art until I saw the vinyl's color edition ironically on the label No Colours Records.

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I may not have the largest collection but I certainly have the absolute best

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27.11.2020 - 22:43
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by Alakazam on 27.11.2020 at 16:22


I can see clearly now.
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27.11.2020 - 23:15
Alakazam
all eyez on me
Written by Redel on 27.11.2020 at 22:43

Written by Alakazam on 27.11.2020 at 16:22


I can see clearly now.

The rain has gone.
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I may not have the largest collection but I certainly have the absolute best

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27.11.2020 - 23:48
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by Alakazam on 27.11.2020 at 23:15

Written by Redel on 27.11.2020 at 22:43

I can see clearly now.

The rain has gone.

...or just got frozen in the stream
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10.01.2022 - 02:49
Rating: 10
Neoxx07

This is one of the best atmospheric black albums ever. jesus christ, this is pure magic.
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