Friday, October 7, 2011

Fester/Winter Of Sin/Abyss Records/2010 CD Re-Issue Review

  Fester where a band from Norway that mixed black,death, and doom metal together and this is a review of their 2010 Re-Issue Of "Winter Of Sin" which was originally released in 1992.

Drums are mostly slow to mid paced with some fast playing and the occasional blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark sound with some morbid sounding bass rhythms, as for the synths which are only utilized briefly on one song, they are only there to add another dimension of dark atmosphere.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow to mid paced riffs that combine doom and death metal together that speed up at times with occasional thrashy riffing and at times there are some touches of soft playing but that on a constant basis, while the lead guitars are very depressing sounding doom/death guitar solos that have a lot of skill and talent to them.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and some deep death metal growls with some occasional spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover winter, anti-Christianity and occultism, as for the production it has a very raw,dark feel to it but still giving all of the musical instruments a great sound.

In my opinion this was a classic album from an underrated band, I remember buying this album years ago and it is good that Abyss Records decided this re-issue this classic recording, if you are a fan of the early 90's classic black/doom/death sound, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winter Of Sin" "The Ancient Gods Wore Black" "Liberation" and "The Commitments That Shattered". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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