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Release date: 30 October 2006
Style: Melodic black metal


7.5 | 123 votes


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Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund - vocals
Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland - piano, keyboards, organs, backing vocals
Øystein Garnes Brun - guitars
Asgeir Mickelson - drums

Guest musicians
Jan Erik "Tyr" Torgersen - bass
Steinar Ofsdal - bamboo flute, recorders
Thomas Nilsson - cello
Sareeta - violin

Additional info
Purely acoustic album

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Every time a band tries its hand at something different from what they are known for, they are bound to either be applauded or booed. When Melodic Black Metal combo Borknagar announced that their new opus would be an all acoustic effort, I was excited from the get-go.

Indeed, their music relies a lot on influences other than Black Metal, and this album would have been a great way to express this. That's the context in which "Origin" was brought to my attention, and while this album has its moments, it was overall a personal disappointment.

published 20.12.2006 | Comments (11)

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NocturnalStalker - 24.08.2012 at 16:24  
Rating: 8 Nice album but it didn't live up to my expectations. It couldn't make me experience that feeling of being a tiny ant in a vast, vast universe that their albums usually do. I think the lack of heaviness made the music more subtle and introspective, which isn't bad but it wasn't exactly what I looked for in this album.
Array - 24.08.2012 at 16:32  
Rating: 7 Yep, this is their most earthly release.

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