July 9, 2009

Blodsrit - Helveteshymner

Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - Sweden
Year of release - 2004
Bitrate - 160 kbps
Size - 46.34 MB

A modest little band that have been working their ass off for over ten years and just never seem to get the attention they're due. I've held on to this release for a good few years and it simply doesn't get old. Blodsrit are audibly Swedish, but take a sideways glance at the Norse sound from the mid-nineties to keep themselves grounded instead of becoming some kind of instant-gratification Marduk/Dark Funeral clone.
Every beat is a bludgeon to the skull, and the riffs here are truly blazing, and form the heart of the music. The production's just a fraction too sterile, but cold and vicious regardless. The latter half of Helveteshymner, careful of not becoming too much of a good thing, has a few pleasant surprises for us in stock: Illdjarn features a mysterious sung refrain that's beautiful in melody but manages not to brighten up the track, and immediately after, they whip Candlemass' half-epic, half-clownesque Solitude into a tantrum of black metal carnage. Neat.
  1. In melancholy
  2. Griftevisa
  3. Själslig självdöd
  4. Vanmakt
  5. Horns
  6. Ridding a pest
  7. Illdjarn
  8. Solitude (Candlemass cover)
  9. Praise suicide
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