Kali Yuga - Wrath Of Durga
After the short piano intro called 'Dawn', the first real track "Desecration" attacks your ears with guitars that will remind you of Amon Amarth and the old sounding of In Flames. Hypocrisy and Dark Tranquility have also been an inspiration for the guys in Kali Yuga as it is evident on the following songs 'Oblivion' and 'Odium'. The band is capable of writing slow songs like 'Scene Of A Murderer' and 'The Agony' while 'The Black Wall' starts with 100% black metal riffing and galloping drums.
Good words must be said to the two guitarists Eik Halle and Michael Albert - they deliver awesome riffs and leads and can play equally well melodic death metal, black metal or some modern US-style of heavy music. Grutzer's vocals are raw growls but you can hear what is he actually singing. The production of "Wrath Of Durga" is on a very good level and I have no complaints in this direction. If melodic death metal is your thing then give this album a listen!