Dead Of Winter - At The Helm Of The Abyss

Canada can be cold in the winter and then you freeze to death. So the bandname was easy found. But it also expresses the musical style very well. Black metal skinned to the bone and raw like shit. The gaspedal is almost stepped down continously but with some breaks. Vocals are raw and screamy while the guitars are building a wall of destructive sound. The only minpoint are the drums. Yes, they are fast but it is like the same pattern in every song. Some would call it hypnotic but i would call it a missed opportunity. Dead Of Winter is delivering their debut disc for fans of raw and unpolished black metal rage!

1. Total Hate, Final War
2. To Usurp The Throne Of Light
3. Across The Vast Storm Front
4. Come Thy Legions
5. In Frozen Exile
6. Furnace Of Nihil
7. The Serpentine Transfiguration
8. Seminary Of Desolation (At The Helm Of The Abyss)
Profound Lore Records
Reviewer: twansibon
Feb 26, 2009

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