WITHERED ''The Midnight Gate'' (15.11.2006)

Electric Horizon Records 2006 - Iceland

Album is briefly aggressive and epic, reminds me of early times of Satyricon and Emperor. Especially the acoustic parts and the raging vocals reminds them. So it won't be wrong to categorize the band as Satyricon and Emperor between 94-97.

The album starts with an intro named "Orchestrated Screams". My favourite songs are; Lilja and the most aggressive song on the album "The Dying Sunset". Cover is based on a forest theme, even though some people are bored of it. But the lyrics are mainly on forest mysticism, and ancient pagan beliefs, the viking runes in the booklet are a sign to this. The band's corpse paint is simple and plain.

Folkloric melodies, aggressive vocal, not so melodic/melancholic songs, some acoustic parts caused a good album. I am sorry that the band is split-up.


Author: Cenk A.


ZLOSLUT ''Sahar''   ABYSSIC ''High the Memory''   DOOMBRINGER ''Walpurgis Fires''   AD PATRES ''A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments''   ATAPASKAN ''Dying''   GRAFVITNIR ''Venenum Scorpions''   BLOOD FEAST ''Chopped ,Sliced and Diced''   BLEEDING UTOPIA ''Where The Light Comes to Die''   AEMPYREAN ''Fireborn''   OPIATE ''Havok Anthems''   RAVENOUS DEATH ''Chapters of the Evil Transition''   TELEPORT ''The Expansion''   EXILE ''Unveiling Insanity''   CHAOSHORDE ''Hordes Arising''   DUNKELNACHT ''Empires of Mediocracy''   ALTAR OF PERVERSION '' Intra Naos''   BLACK OMEN ''Darkness Is My Essence''    CURSE UPON A PRAYER ''The Three Woes''   ABHOR ''Occulta Religio''   WAN ''Gammal Ar Aldast''   DEAD HEAD ''The Feast Begins At Dawn'' (Re-release)  


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