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Immortal - Blizzard Beasts (7/10) - Norway - 1997

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Osmose Productions
Playing time: 28:58
Band homepage: Immortal

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Blizzard Beasts
  3. Nebular Ravens Winter
  4. Suns That Sank Below
  5. Battlefields
  6. Mountains Of Might
  7. Noctambulant
  8. Winter Of The Ages
  9. Frostdemonstorm
Immortal - Blizzard Beasts
Get your gloves, put on your thickest coat, it's time for another album by the kings of frost, IMMORTAL. After the mighty "Battles In The North" it's time to meet "Blizzard Beasts".

So, what does the fourth IMMORTAL-album bring us? This is probably best described as a furious frostbitten onslaught, featuring some of the fastest guitaring and drumming ever displayed by this outfit. Let's say it right away, this doesn't come close to "Battles In The North". Why? Probably cause it's one big guitar wall (probably due to the way it was recorded or something, it sounds strange), possibly with the intention to produce the heaviest stuff to date. In style, there's the typical IMMORTAL sound, yet this is a little bit…it doesn't feel right for some reason. I guess the whirlwind of guitars is just too busy…yes, busy, that's the best description. Don't get me wrong, IMMORTAL rules and so does "Blizzard Beasts", but there are just so many better IMMORTAL-albums than this. Not to mention the length of the album, only 29 minutes…

Notable tracks are "Battlefields", "Mountains Of Might" (cause of the fabulous keyboard-intro and cause it resembles the sound of "Battles In The North") and the tornado that is "Frostdemonstorm" (that's so damn heavy!!). The rest of the tracks are good, but nothing that will haunt you forever like truly excellent tracks can do. In conclusion, of course any IMMORTAL-fan should have this in the collection, it's definitely a good CD, but it's definitely not the best IMMORTAL-album, and people that want to check this killer-band out should try either "Battles In The North" or the new one, "Sons Of Northern Darkness".

Oh, on a sad final note. This was the last IMMORTAL-album with Demonaz on guitars. He was forced to quit playing guitar due to a serious arm injury, but fortunately he's still involved in IMMORTAL, writing the lyrics on later albums.

Vincent Portegijs



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