Manegarm - _Dodsfard_
(Displeased, 2003)
by: Xander Hoose (6.5 out of 10)
A long time ago I wrote a review of the first Manegarm album when it came out. I remember being impressed with the black metal assault displayed by these guys, even though I wasn't a big fan of black metal. _Dodsfard_ is Manegarm's third album already. Upon first inspection, the folk part has received much more attention, something I'm not completely happy with. While increasingly turning into a Vintersorg-style band, the heavy and aggressive side of the band is occasionally undermined by almost cheerful folk nonsense. I'd be the last one to say a band shouldn't try out new things, but stylistically, I think this juxtaposition doesn't do the album much good. The clean Viking-style vocals don't really cut it for me either. Thankfully, there are enough songs left that are just downright vicious motherfuckers to ensure _Dodsfard_ is by no means a waste of money.

(article published 16/11/2003)


ALBUMS
10/1/1998 A McKay 10 Manegarm - Nordstjarnans Tildsalder
6/7/1998 A Wasylyk 4 Manegarm - Nordstjarnans Tidsalder
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