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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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ISSUE 78
ALBUM REVIEWS

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WARD, THE
Part of Humanit

WASP
Golgotha

WHELM
A Gaze Blank an

WHELM
A Gaze Blank an

YMIR'S BLOOD
Blood Of The Ic

ZELORAGE
So You're A Mes

ZEVIOUS
Passing Through

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