Marduk - Those Of The Unlight review


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Band: Marduk
Album: Those Of The Unlight
Release date: 1993

01. Darkness Breeds Immortality
02. Those Of The Unlight
03. Wolves
04. On Darkened Wings
05. Burn My Coffin
06. A Sculpture Of The Night
07. Echoes From The Past
08. Stone Stands Its Silent Vigil

One year after their unpolished debut, the most aggressive Black Metal band in Sweden finally walks through darkened soil, still their sound isn't as brutal and crushing as their following albums, and that's what makes this album an instant classic, here you'll hear Marduk in their most balanced stage.

"Those Of The Unlight" is a masterpiece in Melodic Black Metal, while the band finally reaches their Black Metal power successfuly, the music keeps touching the melodic area, so it's not a bloody and raw album, instead you'll get darkened melodious metal, this is where Marduk truly started slashing and killing with speedy execution and blasting structures but with a mild scheme and songwriting.

This second Full-Length is a shiny little jewel that will suit perfectly in your collection, the Re-issued material I am holding right now has live bonus tracks and a very cool layout, it's just a matter of logics, if you're a fan of the band you need to have this album in your roster as it is one of their most amazing efforts ever released.

We all know how their music goes, this is a weird mix between "World Funeral" and "Plague Angel" with a raspy voice. All in all let's be honest, it's Marduk! The band itself is already a metal classic. Don't be scared by the "Melodic" label, believe me, this album World pick Dimmu Borgir's ass any day.

Best Tracks: "Wolves", "Those Of The Unlight"

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 7
Production: 8

Written by Herzebeth | 08.06.2007


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The Nine - Those of the unlight! God I love those lyrics. But that's not why I'm reviewing this 11 year old release. I have often heard people say, that they don't like Marduk cause it's too blasphemous, fast and totally out of control. Some days ago I was at another forum and a guy said, again, that Marduk's just too darn chaotic. Well I think it's all a matter of taste. I personally enjoyed Panzer Division Marduk a lot. I can't judge another person for not liking Marduk's agressive style. But I feel it's my duty to inform the people that not all of Marduk's creation sounds like "Slay the Nazarene" fury at it's worst. Or best, depends on how you like your brutal black metal.

published 24.09.2004 | Comments (2)


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09.06.2007 - 14:32
Angel of Lust
I like this album, but it's not my favourite one by Marduk... The first 4 songs are very good anyway, I agree with you and good review!

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