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Nebel - Hymns Of Destruction (8,5/10) - France - 2002

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Oaken Shield
Playing time: 35:12
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Holocaust
  2. Hecatomb
  3. Revenge
  4. Five
  5. Otherness
  6. Past
  7. Dagger Of Sacrifice
  8. Corruption
  9. Light
  10. Nausea
Nebel - Hymns Of Destruction
There can be no doubt, with "Hymns Of Destruction", NEBEL win without any problem the title of 'ugliest artwork' of the year. And I even wonder if the word 'artwork' is appropriated here… That was just to say that you have to be whether courageous or blind to give its chance, at first, to this album.

But as soon as you've launched the CD, there's nothing bad to say. NEBEL is great old school Black Metal, not inventive at all, but very efficient and well done. The two main references that come immediately to mind are MAYHEM and DARKTHRONE, and NEBEL have certainly had a good time getting the old sound (especially for the drums) of "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". The riffs and the vocals are 100% pure true Black Metal, and you will magically be transported back to the first half of the 1990's.

NEBEL have then the same way of thinking as FROST (still with a bit less talent), which means they do something good with old ingredients. A very good album then, coldly recommended to all those who keep on wearing their old BEHERIT shirts and their bullet belts… (Online January 5, 2003)

Thomas Bonnicel



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