- Envoy of Lucifer
The seven year silence has been broken... with wind.
Now, once you've recovered from that interesting bit of information, here's the brutal news.
After "Servants of Darkness
" in 2001, "Envoy of Lucifer
" finally saw it's release in 2008. It's an album that within which lies 10 tracks that are all very different to each other, and any other band hailing from the 'Satanic
one opens with a 'spooky' wind sound effect, which leads into a high-pitch, but not 'showy', guitar solo, which prompts a brutally feral scream. The styles within range from the fast thrash of "Evocation
of the End
", to the groovy, almost danceable Rammstein
-esque feel of "Storm of the Reaper
". Although, if The Reaper
was storming towards me, I don't think I'd start dancing... lol. Even with the uniqueness of each song, every song is unmistakenly Nifelheim
... This could be mostly due to the distinctive vocals of "Hellbutcher
". Whilst he hasn't got a vocal range, he could boast about to the likes of Dani Filth
(Cradle of Filth
's legendary vocalist). He uses his voice well, almost in the same way Ozzy Osbourne
did for Black Sabbath
, and you couldn't mistake him for anyone else.
This album is a masterpiece, and shows that Nifelheim
, despite the long silence, are still going strong, and this album is sure to help them achieve the status of unforgettable Black Metal
If you decide to get this album, you have to commit, and listen to the whole thing, because as I've said, each track is unique. If you decide not to buy this album, and you happen to see it somewhere, just pick it up and flick through the booklet for a laugh. You won't find lyrics, but you'll find each member of the band in an amusing pose, with their stage names and job titles... eg, the Drummer "Insulter
of Jesus Christ" job title "Apocalyptic Thunder
"... see what I mean ?
For fans of : SATAN
It is hard to name bands that people like, which would suggest they would like Nifelheim
, but here are a few : Gorgoroth
of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir
Keep it Metal
Lee 'Leeroy' Murray, A.K.A 'Die4Dethklok'