YMIR'S BLOOD - Blood Of The Ice Giants - CD - Archaic Sound - 2015
Blood Of The Ice Giants is the full-length
debut from Finland's Ymir's Blood. It's only a few steps away from being one of
our favorite recent releases. There were a lot of things on this album we
absolutely loved, and only a few we could not overlook. Listening to this
release instantly reminded us of the Hammerheart
- Nordland era of Bathory.
The only issues with this release are the vocals. They don't seem to match
the ferocity and driving power of the music. Aside from that, you can definitely
tell this band is striving to follow in Bathory's
footsteps. However, they're also a band still developing their own sound. As
more releases will follow, they are bound to be something great.
It's good to see paganized metal, that isn't formulaic and generic. Keep
your eyes on these guys they're going places. (7/10)
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