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Their raw, savage attack on this album is utterly merciless, and set the table for what Possessed - Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell (CD soon follow; the modern classic 'Desert Northern Hell'. Hailing from Oslo, Tsjuder is a three-piece outfit known best for their relentless, aggressive approach to Black Metal. Legion Helvete, the band's newest offering, catapults the trio straight to the forefront of Norwegian Black Metal. TSJUDER's songwriting reveals the band's most evil, uncompromising work to this date - Prepare to be destroyed by Tsjuder's merciless, razor-wire assault!
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. That is a complement to what Tsjuder has done here. Aarseth always kept Mayhem interesting by playing lots of different [kinds of] riffs.
Nasty buzzing riffs will always steer you in the right direction. His shrieks, he howls, and everything has a bite to it. Nocturno Culto isn't a bad comparison, Possessed - Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell (CD, though the two sound different.
Their delivery is similar though. Most of the time it is lost within the mix that is heavy on the treble, and not so much on the bass. It comes through from time to time, but it really doesn't Possessed - Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell (CD anything worth noting - just nice solid playing. He surely gives us our fair share of blast beats. Most significantly, there are many drum parts that compliment the more hook-oriented guitars parts; this puts the gross hookage amount at an alarming level.
And when I say alarming, I mean you might headbang so hard that head just literally falls off. Trust me though, it is worth it. For most, my comparison to the infamous Mayhem album will make little sense. It is unfortunate that the band split-up following this release, it would have interesting to see where they would have gone next. Coming amidst the ever growing Norwegian black metal scene, Tsjuder have surely contributed a significant amount if not a lot to the same.
What we have here is a perfectly crafted hell with fast and furious tempos blended with trademark black metal riffage. The guitars are nothing short of excellent and are wonderfully complemented by the vocals which I feel are a hallmark of this album.
The vocals are truly grim and full of hate, remind of Darkthrone at times but only fitted over a much better production. The production is top-notch as per the black metal standards.
The most enjoyable part of the album being the band's ability to keep the listener hooked to the song. What they do perfectly, is to maintain the interest. Just when you feel they are starting to get a bit generic, they come out with a riff which catches you by neck and promises not to leave you till it has done its work. There are no weak points here. The drums are good, competent and up to the task. And really what a shame, this band had to split. Anyways coming to the highlights, there are many of them.
The journey to hell begins with 'Malignant Coronation' which straightway sets up the stage for the things to come. Starting off with a furious riff, the song breaks into a trademark black metal slow catchy riff. Some great riffs here and nice song structure too. A finger tapped solo adds some more juice. Easily one of the best tracks of the album.
With 'Possessed' I just felt whether there would be some relief they would offer here. But No, this track only takes things forward and you find yourself amidst chaos of the highest order and the piercing vocals. And just Album) I stated earlier amidst the chaos will come a riff which immediately take you a state of frenzy. The riffing and drumming at 3. And then the song breaks into slow chanting parts and just after that comes the drums which sound so eargasmic. Quorthon will be a happy zombie.
The album closes with the epic 'Morbid Lust' which pretty much summarizes the whole album and the journey thus far. I have been listening to this for quite some time now and it never seems to gets old unlike some other good black metal releases. Strongly recommended to the black metal Album) community. Interesting and diverse song structures, and frequent variations in the riffs and tempos raise this record far above average.
There is a healthy balance between all out speed, mid-paced thrash, and slower, more atmospheric sections. The musicianship throughout is impressive, and the band performs as a very tight unit. The only real letdown is the vocals.
Think Natterfrost, Abbath, and Shagrath on his early records. This is a thoroughly Norwegian record, right down to the booklet filled with photos of the band, complete with corpse paint and weapons, running around in snowy forests. As such, fans of early 90s black metal will lap this up, but anyone who feels that that era was overrated should stay well away from this record. No one can say they weren't warned: as the blistering opener "Malignant Coronation" draws to a close, vocalist Nag channels the big man Himself and barks out "prepare for desecration!
So if you stuck around to get your ass kicked and you WILLyou have only yourself to blame. Over the next 50 minutes or so, Tsjuder show no mercy. From the dizzying maelstrom guitars of "Ghoul" to the last second of the relentless, desperate pounding of "Morbid Lust", Tsjuder punish the hell out of your ears in a good way, of course.
They're not depressive drone-merchants, nor do they have the schizophrenic attention span of At The Gates. In terms of lyrical themes, it's pretty much what you'd expect: satan, satan, snow, insanity, and more satan. But the writing is tight, and definitly a cut above average. Best of all, and rare for BM, they sound like they might just enjoy what they do.
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