... a band I have always been familiar with and have forever related with pure misanthropy. But I cannot say that Striborg
is really all that good, especially with this album. This album reflects all the qualities of Striborg
that show how little talent Sin
Nanna has. I strongly believe he has the right intentions, and a few of the right resources, but nowhere near the musical talent, and all the needed resources.
Of all the songs on this album, the only really "good" tracks are the following: "Protagonist of Misanthropic Virtues
", "In The Eerie Pre-Dawn Silence
Of The Cold
", and "Wrapped in a Cocoon out of Harms Way
". The rest are either static, or just too horrible to mention.
One of the more humorous tracks on the album is Embittered Darkness
. First, the name sounds like its trying way to hard to be black metal. Second, the minute it starts playing, it sounds like an angry swarm of mosquitoes. Seriously, if mosquitoes could make "music" this is what it'd sound like. Thirdly, the guitars sound out of tune, and he's playing notes that don't go together, and just sound completely horrible. I don't know if he's trying to go for the "terror mosquitoes" sound, but he's definitely achieving it. Fourthly, he does not know how to operate his echo software, or whatever the hell he uses. He uses it for he vocals and it sounds too electronic to be considered normal, and sometimes I think he'd achieve better results by going out into the forest with a cassette tape and screaming his misanthropic and nihilistic heart out (if the dude even has a heart).
Many songs are like this one, in fact, I could say almost all of his "black metal" tracks are like this. His ambient ones are a little better, but they still are unbearable to listen to. Also, many times in his black metal songs, his drums are off beat, and stop, and then pick up again. Maybe thats his recording equipment doing the skipping, but I seem to think that its just Sin
Nanna trying to get back on beat.
Overall, the album was awful. I have no idea how Striborg
has been actually signed to a record label. Sin
Nanna is probably one of the coolest people on planet Earth
, but I think he should stop trying to make black metal.