These epitomes of traditional Norwegian second wave black metal, to a great extent, defined the genre as it is today. They are classics and that for a superb reason. The Gorgoroth masterpieces, now available on limited edition clear vinyls…
“Kicking off the album with the 16 minute “Acts Of The Flesh” is a bit of a ballsy move. But it pays off in a dramatic way. It sees Misotheist executing at their most impressive level to date. Unlocking some truly exciting sounds and driving towards devilish new futures.Dark soundscapes along with a very powerful sounding bass guitar a few seconds later before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while dissonant structures can also be heard in some of the riffing.It’s a masterpiece of composition and a testament to how far the band has come.Vocals are done in a very deep yet grim black metal style while all three of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the guitar leads also bringing in more of a more modern style as well as a brief use of clean playing on the closing track and the music sounds nothing like their Norwegian counterparts which also makes the recording stand out in their home country. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
Misotheist have managed to routinely impress over the course of their career, and this new album just sees them building on the screaming madness that made them such a compelling band in the first place. One will eagerly get lost in the twisted layers of this three song offering. It’s an absolute scorcher of a record that will leave you in awe.
Meanwhile, the other two tracks build on the foundation of black metal mystery that made the band so great in the first place. In particular the dissonant guitars and off kilter melodies of “Rope And Hammer” are particularly enticing.
“For The Glory Of Your Redeemer” is an absolute monster of an album that eagerly goes above and beyond with searing guitars, exciting drumming and some truly devilish songs. It’s a delight to get lost in the blasphemies within and unlock twisted layers of sound.”
– mixed quotes from Two Guys Metal Reviews, Occult Black Metal Zine