Release DetailsLABEL Nuclear Blast
RELEASED ON 8/12/2003
Twilight of the Idols
posted on 8/2003 By:
Gorgoroth is a name synonomous with evil. Forming in the early ninties, they arrive in 2003 with their sixth full-length release Twilight of the Idols. Anyone that listens to black metal can tell you these guys help keep the definition of "True Norwegian Black Metal" alive and well.
From the start, these Norwegians bombard you with blast beasts, chilling screams and harsh raw guitars. "Procreating Satan" will leave you left in the wake of a fiery hell as Gorgoroth blazes along on their evil path leading into such heavier tracks such as "Forces of Satan Storms". Showing elements of brutality, akin to the sound found in Marduk's brand of black metal, Gorgoroth is a band you can trust if you're in the mood for some rough, raw music, that's still not afraid to kick you in the teeth. Unlike most of their peers in the early Norwegian black metal scene (except Darkthrone), Gorgoroth has maintained the sound that made them so popular in the first place. Infernus conjoures dark guitar riffs, falling between mid and fast pace, sometimes with some brute chunk to them, but always maintaining that raw black metal feel. Gaahl's vokills are by far some of the best you will come across in the world of true black metal. With an extreme rasp to them, they are the epitimy of all that is grim.
The production on Twilight of the Idols is as most should have guessed, raw and fuzzy. It's hardly untolerable. If you dig grim black metal, this should suit you just fine. This is probably one of the better true black metal releases I've come across this year, I enjoy it much more then Darkthrone's latest effort. Twilight of the Idols is only further affirmation of way Gorgoroth is still around today, because they know what they're doing when it comes to creating an album that makes you want to head off to the forest with corpse paint and a battle axe.
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