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Nortt : Ligfærd

Now, no one expected anything upbeat and happy from Nortt, but this is beyond depressive. The music is even bleaker and more lifeless than ever before. It's like a funeral that is only attended by ghosts and mourning spirits. In other words, this is one of the most disheartening doom metal releases ever.

There are less black metal elements than before. They have been replaced by a quiet ambient sound. In fact the closest musical comparison would have to be Funerary Dirge. Minimalistic notes echo and bring on the loneliness. At the same time there is this crude guitar sound that contains the soul's passive pain. There is no hope, just latent suffering that slowly surfaces.

Nortt continue to write lyrics in his native language, Danish. This is usually a soft, round language which sounds quite friendly. The slow growls don't reflect this at all. They're brutal, sharp and unforgiving. They remain human, but not much so.

Few of my reviews are as short as this. The thing is, when listening to this CD you don't feel like doing anything. It discourages everything you do. It can also take it's toll on your self-esteem. Have that in mind when you contemplate buying this...

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Gudsforladt
2. Ligprædike
3. Vanhellig
4. Tilforn Tid
5. Dødsrune
6. Ligfærd

Translated Track List:
1. Godforsaken
2. Corpsepreach/Eulogy
3. Unholy
4. Times Past
5. Deathrune
6. Funeral

Duration : Approx. 47 minutes

Visit the Nortt bandpage.

Reviewed on 14-04-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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