Because I don’t hear anything that remotely resembles any of the material found on Antichrist or Pentagram. It starts off really lukewarm, then sort of picks up for about 5-20 seconds, and then just takes a nosedive into sheer mediocrity.
A trifle bit ironic that the song, *ahem*, “Rebirth” sounds more like a scrapped Xasthur track than anything Gorgoroth from 15 years ago would have composed; “Rebirth” into what? cashing in? For shame.
I’ve never really held the band in high regards to be totally honest, I’ll enjoy listening to their first two full length albums now & again, but this album is going right into the recycling bin on my computer. There’s nothing interesting happening here; there’s no energy, there’s no passion, it is a phoned in effort.
Oh well, 2009 hasn’t been a COMPLETELY disappointing year for metal.