Asgardsrei - Hakenkreuzzug - Centurions Of Thule
Label: Battlefield Records - none • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Spain • Genre: Rock • Style: Black Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. The surprising Asgardsrei - Hakenkreuzzug - Centurions Of Thule about the majority of NSBM is that, unlike their mentally underdeveloped "racialist punk" brethren, the NS bands are actually good at what they do. Most of the time, the lyrics are even intelligent, straying light years away from petty hatred and focusing instead on cultural and national pride. Nothing wrong with that. The problem arises when a group of Frenchmen with the mental attitude of fifteen-year-old inbred American redneck teenage boys get together and write such incredibly original tunes as, "Resistance to Z.
The album is not as bad as one might think on first listen. After the obligatory sound snippet concerning Jews being Asgardsrei - Hakenkreuzzug - Centurions Of Thule , very bad, the aforementioned "Resistance to Z. Surprisingly, the song lives up to its title by sounding ominous and warlike. Moving piece. Fair enough, point two for Hakenkreuzzug. What can not, however, ever be excused, is the presence of an untuned guitar in various songs.
It's the first thing that offends your ear on the opener, "Centurions of Thule" until it rears its ugly head once again as the solo guitar on the cover of Absurd's "Asgardsrei" we will say nothing of the writhingly embarrassing moment where the Asgardsrei - Hakenkreuzzug - Centurions Of Thule stumbles through the sung part of the song. Thankfully it doesn't show up again, though the overall quality of the album has already been reduced. A forgettable piece of filler and we move on to "Legion of Blum," a "racialized version of Carnivore's 'Legion of 'Doom,'" as the lads put it on Legai Calul De-o Cicoare - Benone Sinulescu - La Lenuța Sub Cerdac CD jacket, taken from the "tribute to come.
I know. I can't wait either. Should we be impressed they would've covered the mighty New York hardcore legends Carnivore? I should say so. Should we be happy the quality of the song is seeminly ten decibels below the rest of the overall album volume? You be the judge.
Is the cover good? Once again, I find myself wanting to condemn Hakenkreuzzug for being amateur wack-offs but somehow feel they don't deserve utter scorn.
The cover is passable. Another mid-paced stomper and we finally reach "Achtung," the second strongest point of the record after "Resistance to Z.
Sadly, the last track of the album consists of two minutes and forty seconds of gunfire and random speeches delivered in German in the background, just to make sure we get the point. What Nothing Could Be Good - Bee Gees - Living Eyes to say? I am almost shocked to find myself wanting to give these guys a well done for effort in spite of me. If you just know this kind of album is your thing, I don't have to tell you to be on the lookout for it.
However, if it's not, the only reason I can think for you to pick it up would be if you chanced upon it and grabbed it for the sake of it having only had a pressing of five-hundred hand-numbered copies.
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