Striborg - Sin Nanna Still Haunts
Let’s not jump the gun here. Striborg’s new effort is equally full of hate. Case in point, the second track is titled, “All Contempt Reciprocated.” This track starts slowly with deliberate saws on the axe, sounds that imply an executioner setting up for his work. Also, the vocals are not just serpent-hiss growls, but are filled with a particular distaste for all that is right and good. It even sounds like Sin Nanna has focused his voice around the use of some machine, a wonderful effect that emphasizes the growing foreboding that a powerful anti-human is on the prowl from the forest. Sin Nanna the Moon-God still rules the night and he proves the point by taking the same sharp deliberate sound that opens “All Contempt Reciprocated” and tunes it into the most disturbing death bell in repetition on “Human Extinction.” But that repeating death-bell groan effortlessly rears its head and before you realize it, changes and strikes with strong guitar riffs and proper black metal drums Striborg style through the track heavier and rockier to the end.
Sin Nanna’s raging guitars and heavy drum segments are not how he closes this artfully structured short album. He reminds his listeners via a subtle keyboard infused, slightly cacophonic multi-layered set of sounds, all of three minutes and twenty seconds, that the “Requiem for a Lonely Ghost” must be heard and reprioritized front and center. For Striborg is still out there wandering aloof from our co-modified culture… haunting.