Various Artists - Fenriz Presents: The Best Of Old School Black Metal review
|Album:||Fenriz Presents: The Best Of Old School Black Metal|
|Release date:||September 2004|
01. Blasphemy - Winds Of The Black Godz
02. Sarcófago - Satanic Lust
03. Celtic Frost - Dawn Of Megiddo
04. Nattefrost - Sluts Of Hell
05. Mercyful Fate - Evil
06. Sodom - Burst Command Til' War
07. Tormentor - Elisabeth Bathory
08. Aura Noir - Blood Unity
09. Destruction - Curse The Gods
10. Samael - Into The Pentagram
11. Bulldozer - Whisky Time
12. Mayhem - The Freezing Moon
13. Hellhammer - The Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation)
14. Burzum - Ea, Lord Of The Deeps
15. Venom - Warhead
16. Bathory - Dies Irae
Exceptionally, this review will be special. This is not because I'm really lazy today, but because this new cd of the England label Peaceville, is a compilation of Black Metal produced by Mr Fenriz of Darkthrone. No rating, and no critics on the artists and the songs of this new cd because I'm not here to do comments on bands which are on a compilation, I'm here to do comments on the compilation itself. Let see then what Fenriz will propose to us through "The Best Of Old School Black Metal"?
Every Black Metal lovers know and respect Fenriz of Darkthrone no need for me to present him? But you must know that after a break of several years with Peaceville, Darkthrone decided to work again with the English label. This compilation will be the first new contribution of Fenriz with the firm from England.
"The Best Of Old School Black Metal" is like a journey, a big journey through the ages and through the story of one of the most fascinating musical style. From the precursors of this music, Venom and Bathory, through cult bands like Sarcofago and Tormentor, to the second wave era with Burzum, Mayhem or Samael, to finish with the new generation of the Black Metal attitude with Nattefrost and Aura Noir, Fenriz with this compilation show us his vision of the evolution of the true Black Metal.
Very varied, with old and young bands, with very dark and aggressive tracks, songs more "thrashy" or "heavy" you could find all that you need to have an idea of what is this musical style for an artist like Fenriz.
If you don't know this music, well I really think that this compilation is a must have for you. At least your first guide through the world of Black Metal will be one of the most important artist of the scene. Plus you must know that you'll have the chance to listen to a song by Burzum, who never appear on any compilation but made the exception only for Fenriz and his project.
"The Best Of Old School Black Metal" is a really good compilation for those who like or want to know the evolution of Black Metal. I'm certainly not the best person to talk about this musical style and about this compilation, then I will let the last word to Mr Fenriz?
"One can analyse a piece of music and deduct that is Black Metal, but Black Metal is a FEELING. And that feeling cannot be analysed" Fenriz [Darkthrone].
Meditate on this sentence and if you want some answers, have a look on the interview of Fenriz that will come soon on your favourite webzine, Metalstorm.ee?
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