10/10 … So the time have come for the mighty Dissection to get the cassette tape treatment by Darkness Shall Rise, a label dedicated to releasing just that, tapes. If some people in the year of 2021 have a hard time understanding why people buy vinyl, then their heads would probably explode when they hear about the rise of new produced tapes. And I have to be honest, I buy all my music on vinyl, it sounds great, the artwork are big and they are beautiful on the shelf. I really don’t get why I would buy studioalbums on tape? I buy demo tapes, especially old ones from the 80’s and 90’s. But to each their own, some people probably love this format as much as I love vinyl…

6/10 … WOW, just fantastic … when it comes to the music. Atmospheric, distorted and melancholic. But this has to be the worst singers I have ever heard, and there are two of them. Is this a case where the two of them where thrown out of the same music school, got together and said “we’ll show them” and neither parents or friends had the heart to tell them the truth? The guy is slightly better than the girl, and holy crap is she bad, it feels like I’m dying inside when she opens her mouth. Is there an app or something so I can separate the music from the vocals? I’m being serious, because when it comes to the music, it’s so good, simply amazing. I would give this a 9/10 or 10/10 if they would have had the decency to shut up and it was released without vocals.

8/10 … The album consists of three tracks, Paths Anew, Led By The Glowing River and Embrace The Wrath Of Wind. With the title track as a personal favorite. But all three tracks are awesome. I haven’t seen any lyrics thou, so I can’t speak of that at all, but the atmosphere throughout is killer, and I’ll will surely have it in my headphones the coming winter. If I would have to complain on something it might be that in some parts the drum sound isn’t really what I personally like…

“Transilvanian Hunger” is the opening track of Darkthrones 4th album with the same title. To me, my favorite track and also album by the band. It has that monotone haunting rawness that I like when it comes to old school black metal. The lyrics are about the suicide of Per ‘Dead’ Yngve Ohlin, vocalist of the band Mayhem. The title is a reference to the T-shirt that Dead was wearing when he committed suicide, which had written “I Love Transylvania”, as you can see on the cover of the infamous bootleg album “Dawn of the Black Hearts”…

Aaaaaargh, this is heavy as sh*t! Heavy, aggressive and at the same time you just wanna melodic. You just wanna doom dance ala Candlemass Messiah Marcolin. Fantastic doom!

As a matter of fact the whole album is awesome (Read review here). Love how the video capture the aggressive sound, the furious look in singer Rikke Emilie List eyes. Just turn up the volume and feel the heaviness.