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 Post subject: 'Immortal - Battles in the North (#6554)'
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Immortal - Battles in the North
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Quoted: 83 / 100


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Great review! I felt the exact same about this album - I thought it sucked when I first heard it. (Still feel that way about Blizzard Beasts, though - it's the production). I too felt that the drums were awful, that it was stupid how songs ended abruptly... But then it made sense. The drums added character - it's a person playing these, not a machine. Still kind of on the fence about the random ends to the songs - Darkthrone does this on occasion as well. But, anyways, fantastic review for a fantastic black metal album - 85/100


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:29 am 
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Good review.I'd give it an about a 75 myself.I just MUCH prefer their later albums.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:10 am 
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Immortal's earlier discography grew on me but this isn't one of my favorite older albums. A lot of the tracks are kinda the same and don't really evolve into anything more than some double bass, blast beats, and fast riffage. Which isn't really a terrible thing, because it's not like the songs are horrible. So I definitely agree with what was mentioned in the review.

There's some badass tracks like Blashyrkh, though. I'd say the score is fair, maybe even generous.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 am 
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Much better than Blizzard Beasts which is atrocious. Still just doesn't really do much for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:39 am 
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The band has never done anything for me, though Sons of Northern darkness wasn't that bad.


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stevelovesmoonspell wrote:
The band has never done anything for me, though Sons of Northern darkness wasn't that bad.


I felt that way for the longest time, but one day while I was gaming I had At the Heart of Winter playing in the background and the song Where Dark and Light Don't Differ popped on and I instantly fell in love. For me this band is all about killer riffage.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:02 am 
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I own a few Immortal albums and I love this band but I've never heard this one. Thanks for the info. Nice review.


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