Saturday, March 17, 2012


genre : pagan/prog blackmetal
similar bands : Solefald, Arcturus, Vintersorg
origin : Norway
strong spot : songwriting
weak spot : -

This is an 'all star' band, including members of all the above mentioned bands. Usually 'all star' bands suck, but Borknagar have proved to be an exception all these years. They have their own style of songwriting and every album is similar to the previous one, without copying it though. I 've heard people blaming Borknagar for repetition but I totally disagree on this. Borknagar's music is rich, passionate, diverse and by no means repetitive. Musical identity in its best. Extra credits go to the clean vocals, especially the ones from ICS Vortex and Lazare from Solefald, they are simple charming.

9 out of 10 goatheads

1 comment:

  1. Ah this album is simply amazing. It reminds me of everything that makes Borknagar unique and good. It's like Empiricism meets Universal.