Tjodalv and company blast their way back with another disc after receiving high praises for their debut CD. This CD offers a new range of dynamics that weren't present on "Predominance". While "Predominance" was delivered with more raw power and intensity, "Vindication" offers more technical musicianship from Tjodalv's furious drumming to Athera's vocal delivery.
"Cage Of Remembrance" shows the unique arrangement of song-writing. It's aggressive and potent at one minute and then it can be quite melodic the next. Athera's vocals show that he is still evil and angry as hell, but can also put forth some passion to his vocals at the same time. What is striking about this band and CD is that it can't be classified under just one category. The CD is not just total blast-beats, Black Metal or Death Metal. There is a little variety for everyone and makes this disc a pure and sinister joy to listen to.
You are not quite sure what to expect next. I have to really hand it to Peter Tägtgren. He has really made a unique disc by adding some touches that I never thought would come out of his brain. Oh yeah, the band had something to do with it. "The Bitter Man" is another track that shows some creative guitar-playing handled both by Cyrus and Elvorn. A lot of energy and creativity has been poured onto this disc and it shows. Total creativity reigns supreme here.
These guys can be classified into a world of their own. While they can be in league with the likes of DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and the countless others of evil Metal, they don't sound like any of them and that my friend...is a good thing!