I'm going to start this review by stating that DROTTNAR is the most original band I've heard in a long time. I didn't find it particularly easy to absorb the music and see its genius, this isn't very accessible in other words, but when I got it under my skin, I found that there was no return.
DROTTNAR can most easily be categorized as a kind of Death Metal band, but this is actually a bit too inventive to fit into any category existing today. Even if the band probably wouldn't compromise to save its life, there's still order in what on the surface appears to be chaos. These songs are composed within such tight frames, that they appear to have been created from some kind masterplan. The fact that the band trade the guitars with classical instruments, in other words lets the classical instruments play the riffs, is only the icing of the cake. It's the intricacy of it all that makes this stand out from the ordinary.
Sadly only four songs have found their way onto this mini CD. Sadly because I want more…and I want it now!
If you are lucky, you can still get hold of this release through www.drottnar.com. (Online October 3, 2003)
Guest review by Thomas Hansen