Friday, July 29, 2011
Negator - "Panzer Metal"
Just stumbled across this thanks to a namedrop on Metal Archives, and had to post it. Here is a nowadays black metal band that is doing it right. Respectful of oldschool wisdom but highly contemporary. Imagine if Panzer Division Marduk had included Dissection-style harmonies alongside the minimal powerchord riffing. Cool, right? These guys have also inherited Dissection's penchant for throwing everything but the kitchen sink into every song...there are a staggering number of sick riffs in this track alone. The opening is great, but shit really gets started just before the 1:00 minute mark. And the change-up at 3:22 is bold and stirring. As a picky critic I've gotta say I'd prefer a rawer production, but when the songwriting is this good you sort of just have to accept the whole aesthetic package. I'm sure they had their reasons. This fucking owns.
I'm still too busy with work to do a real post, but should be back in the next couple days.