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Merauder – God Is I Reviews

God Is I

1998 album for Osmose Productions by this respected dark metal act. Pressed on a colorful picture disc, it contains nine tracks, including ‘Of Hells Fire’ and ‘Dreams Of Blood And Iron’. 1998 release. Standard jewel case.
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Audio CD
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13 responses to “Merauder – God Is I Reviews”

  1. Nahla says:

    This review is from: Nightwing (Audio CD) “Nightwing” is my personal favorite of the large collection of Marduk. As their fifth studio full length, this band has much of its “Dark Endless” and “F * ck Me Jesus” releases in recent years. Marduk has one of the most extreme musical approaches in music. “Nightwing” is divided into two chapters. The first is grounded in a flash, souls scorching tempos. The drums inhuman speeds, than the blast beat is shocking art manifests itself in these hellish compositions. The music and the velocity structure of the audience input as Marduk by furious blasts, until the onslaught of Chapter two, which is strictly to the life and work of Vlad the Impaler. The blistering pace is very slow, as track 6, “dreams of blood and iron” barbarian rages on. Since the songs wear, but Marduk is reflected at supersonic speeds while “Dracul Wayda. The album includes an inspired warmarch “Anno Domini 1476″, which tells the story of Vlad the last brave to resist the treacherous men. “Nightwing” convinced that the audience Marduk is dead serious. The song is reminiscent of the black beat themselves. Marduk has a new standard for unholy black metal and has a historical value as well! Purchase this or from their hands!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This review is from: Nightwing (Audio CD) Marduk not muck with any of the usual black metal atmospheric nonsense such as keyboards or choirs. What you want from them is nothing less than glowing metal from beginning to end, and that is exactly what “Nightwing” is.
      Unlike many of their Norwegian colleagues, those crazy Swedes have no fear of the bass, or decent production either. Let's face it, Necro Black Metal is a method, the poor and the musicality of crap ideas. Marduk has nothing to hide and B. War 'n bass loud enough to be heard, it adds to the guitar sound, really, the metal back into black metal.
      On their early albums, often Marduk blast beats as a cure all, parts of songs or omissions in determining what happens there. However, Blast beats are conspicuous by their absence in this album.
      “Nightwing” is divided into two chapters. The first chapter, entitled “Dictionaire Infernal” is a typical “Here comes Satan, what a nice guy, all kneel and praise him. He is lightly fry for all eternity, and you enjoy it, so go and make him a favor and knock off Jesus “kind of story. It was before and no doubt will again, but it is beautiful, safe standard black metal fare.
      For some strange reason, the title track appears between the two chapters, but is not in the track. It's what you'd expect – hyper-speed black metal with screeching vocals on the vampire myth. Legion's vocals never much progress on a breathy monotone, but it really is not necessary, in fact, just as the fourth instrument in the mix.
      The second chapter is entitled “The Warlord of Wallachia”, and goes the legend of Vlad Dracul and his bloody campaign in Eastern Europe and the Middle East in the 15th Century. The five tracks are a fairly basic narrative of events and finally Morgan Håkansson place for a guitar solo at the beginning of “Dreams of blood and iron”. The pace slowed down a militaristic feel to the song, like a medieval army in the war. Add the variation that Legion also almost always with one voice melody. Almost …
      “Kaziklu Bey (The Lord Impaler)” prefers the pace again and tells the story of Vlad the terrorist campaign against the Turks. “Deme Quaden Thyrane” sounds almost like “Under The Sign Of The Black Mark Bathory time in places such as Legion pulls out a pretty accurate impersonation Quorthon. Final title of “Anno Domini 1476″ with a military snare-drum beat and a simple guitar line, while the almost spoken vocals describe how 'Dracul fought bravely but the twentieth Boyar would be his last kill / When the Turks found his body they cut his head. ” OK, so English is not the band the first language, but overall this is a pretty good epic narrates.
      “Nightwing” is not a groundbreaking masterpiece, but it is certainly more intense and as competently executed. It is the kind of album to play a non-believer, perhaps from the Black Metal like Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir or even Darkthrone. Although it did not embody grimness, “Nightwing” never loses its distinct metal edge.

  3. Edmund says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nightwing
    This is my favorite Marduk cd. Most loyal Marduk fans like Nightwing
    or Heaven Shall Burn….the best. Marduk has a huge black metal following, but they are not for everyone.

  4. Tut says:

    This review is from: Nightwing (Audio CD) Nightwing is the best first Marduk album to buy. Music is very fast, vocals are harvesting, and – surprise – it is a littlebit melody inside. These, like Dimmu Borgir, but much darker, faster, and I think better.

  5. Wilson says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of their most interesting efforts.
    Marduk has always been more interesting whilst playing slow as they seem to have some amazing ability to write killer slow tracks.

  6. Kyle says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    GREAT
    This is maybe the best MARDUK album I own. Of course, HSBWWAG is extremely brutal but NIGHTWING is by far a masterpiece.

  7. Zeppelin says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Ok Black Album..
    This isn’t quite bad black metal album, but it doesn’t have that ’something’ for me. Dunno what, but I prefer more other bands, like Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir etc..

  8. Estelle says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome
    Nightwing is really not ordinary Black metal, there is something a lot more. Perhaps, guys from Marduk prettily combine a few styles.

  9. Damien says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Actually lives up to the hype
    I have heard so much about this album before I bought it that I figured it would not live up to the hype. It honestly does though, I was really impressed.

  10. Zulu says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great fast black
    Struggling to breath after 10 graet black metal songs!! I’ve been listening to black metal for quite some time but this is awesome!!

  11. Chloe says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    “Nightwing storms through eternity”
    Music: Probably the fastest music known to man. It has very fast guitars and drums. Vocals: Growling, screaming and dark voices. Lyrics: Long and variety.

  12. Cutler says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fast brutal Swedish Blackmetal, the well known Mardukstyle
    Marduk hav become better and better the last years, in comparison to the albums they produced in the beginning of the band.

  13. Deniz says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    SANGUINARY PHASE OF A TRILOGY TO BE PURSUED
    NIGHTWING is the first in Marduk’s projected BLOOD FIRE DEATH trilogy, being the “blood” entry.

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