Long band name, long record title, short EP. Worried? No way! This is something really refreshing!
Dold Vorde Ens Navn’s EP “Gjengangere I Hjertets Morke” is punkish, thrashy, blacky, all mixed up with a hint of experimentalism in terms of some sort of ambient noisy intersections and parts with clean vocals here and there (“Den Ensomme Dod”), making this EP more than interesting to listen to.
Surprising? Well, when we watch closer not at all. The Norwegian band consists of members from bands like ex-Satyricon, (ex-) Dodheimsgard, Ved Buens Ende and Nidingr.
This unique mix has epic moments, like in “Drukkenskapens Kirkegard” which is a melodic ride with excellent clean vocals…so beautiful, so enchanting. “Vitnesbyrd” has an almost Beethoven like atmosphere (the riff), with dramatic acoustic guitars and even more lamenting and dramatic vocals, one of my new favourite tracks.
The mix between classic 90’s Black Metal containing harsh vocals and clean ones with atmospheric riffing is brilliant and will hopefully be extended on the next record. All pieces then come together on the closing track “Blodets Hvisken”.
The production is kept dry and natural, well balanced to hear every detail, mids on the guitars cut and mastered the way that the louder you listen the more it opens up.
The 4 tracks are different, stand-alone tracks but still one piece of magic. (DPF)