Published May 26, 2010
A great debut from one of Iceland’s most promising metal bands
Black metal may be Satan’s music but the only I time got scared listening to Carpe Noctem’s excellent debut was at the beginning of Metamorphoses Maleficarum, where Iceland’s leading religious zealot is heard screaming at his flock.
Carpe Noctem sing in Icelandic and our beloved language fits this music perfectly. I was delighted to notice song names like Vargsfæðing and Skálholtsbrenna. The music is straightforward and the guitars form a massive wall of sound that I liked. I thought the songs were too much alike though. The singer switches between low growling and high pitched screaming and does his job well. However, the drum sound is disappointing and dull.
All in all, this is a great debut and I’m looking forward to hear more from these guys. They may look and sound mean and evil but my guess is that they’re just creative little orphans dying to be heard.
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