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Wrath Upon the Earth review

Svartsyn  - Wrath Upon the Earth (Album)

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Matthew Seddon



Sometimes black metal can lose its dark and depressing routs and become a mish mash of mainstream crap, which the latest breed of metal heads sees as BRUTALZ!, and cling to it like flies on horse muck. Svartsyn, on the other hand, fail to disappoint with their new album "Wrath upon God" it incorporates all things sinister: satanic screaming, blast-beating, extremely low guitar hooks. You name it this record has it. Black metal is not everyone’s cup of blood, but even regular metal fans should check this out.

Despite the extremely irritating intro, Svartsyn manage to bring the lords of chaos down upon us with track two "Wrath of Leviathan." It’s your simple fly in a jar styled black metal with enough drumming to destroy Hong Kong. But unlike other black metal bands like Marduk, Watain and Gorgoroth, these guys are quite easy to listen to. With dizzying guitar sounds and a voice only your mother could love,"My Mountain" sounds like a hurricane sweeping through. This song has to be the best on the album, showing black metal in the glory is deserves.

It’s hard to notice "Deathsworned" has kicked in, as it sounds so similar to the previous track. Never the less, the Gods of Chaos will be happy with this Brutal offering of mind blowing trauma. "Dawn of Triumph" has one of the best opening black metal riffs ever! The singer’s voice seems a hell of a lot deeper on this track for some reason. Still, were only five tracks in and the black metal drone is still impressive. "Pyramids of Deathlight" is similar to "Deathsworned." You have no idea it has kicked in. Unfortunately the musicianship kind of peaks here as the song is out of time, and often sounds out of place. What a shame to ruin something which was going so well.

Fortunately, the brutality storms back in to save us all as we hear the call to black metal arms on "Blood Temple" and "He Who Knows." Both these tracks are ideal album closers as they go full force with heaviness, not giving a damn whom gets in their way.

As stated in the intro, Svartsyn incorporates everything metal into one album. If you are not into extremely brutal shit then maybe check this out for a watered down version of the brutality which will hopefully follow.



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Wrath Upon the Earth - Info

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Release : January 24, 2011
Genre : Black Metal
Record : Agonia Records
Playlist :
1. Intro (02:20)
2. Wrath of Leviathan (04:31)
3. My Mountain (06:40)
4. Deathsworned (04:45)
5. Dawn of Triumph (03:56)
6. Pyramids of Deathlight (04:43)
7. Blood Temple (04:31)
8. He Who Knows (04:41)
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