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Band
Nifelheim
Title
Devil's Force
Type
LP/EP
Company
Regain
YOR
2009
Style
Black
4/26/2012 1:36:13 PM - Review by: Etiam
Barely more polished than their '94 debut, Nifelheim's sophomore record (rereleased in '09 by Regain) is a Satanic caper of thrashing black metal with a select few down-tempo passages invoking the zombie/folk dance party of Isengard. It's an orgy of noise that, despite a black metal frame, should draw more fans from The Crown than Marduk. Sometimes its mill of tritone-centric riffs is a little too obvious, but the execution is gleefully haphazard, its enthusiasm irresistible. Neither technically masterful nor musically groundbreaking, Nifelheim possess that more fundamental and enduring of intangibles: a spirit of metal. Poseurs beware, etc.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: NIFELHEIM
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Devil's Force
2009
Regain
Etiam4/26/2012
3.5
Envoy of Lucifer
2007
Regain
Etiam11/21/2008
4
Nifelheim
2009
Regain
Etiam6/22/2011
3.5

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