Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Koldbrann's EP "Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott"

As you may know, Koldbrann signed recently a deal with french label Season of Mist. They will be releasing a new album called Vertigo in January of 2013. But before that, while you wait, you can indulge yourself with the just released EP Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott. The EP came out on the 16th of November and Lachryma Christi would advise you to get it quickly if you really want it, as it may be sold out very soon since only 300 copies were made of such a good work.
Koldbrann are one of the most prestigious bands in Underground Norwegian Black Metal and this EP shows it well. You may expect the usual fast and clangorous riffs, the also fast and assured drums and the throaty voice singing in their natural language and sometimes almost reciting. There is nothing very new in it, but there is nothing disappointing in it either. It's true Norwegian Black Metal!
If we were all waiting since 2006 for something new, this is actually a very welcome release, just too bad that it is only a single. If it was an album, maybe it would be one of Lachryma Christi's top 10 releases for 2012. Still, it is a good starter while waiting for Vertigo, which will not almost certainly disappoint anyone!
The cover is a bit "weird", looks a bit too "mechanized" if it makes sense. The tracks sound like old stuff, in a good way, like the best Black Metal that doesn't come out easily anymore. The cover seems to be too modern in comparison. But we all have to adjust to the passing of time and to the idea that this is actually a single from 2012 and not from the 90's at it may sound!
The 7“ Vinyl Single consists of two tracks: A. Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott and B. Kasjtjeijs Svøpe. The first track will be in Vertigo as well. 

As already posted before in Lachryma Christi, you can order the single on the following websites:

As some of you may know, Koldbrann are:
Kvass: guitars
Mannevond: vocals 
Voidar: guitars
Folkedal: drums
S.G.J.: bass

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