Norther - Till Death Unites Us review
|Album:||Till Death Unites Us|
|Release date:||March 2006|
01. Throwing My Life Away
05. Evil Ladies
08. Fuck You
09. Alone In The End
11. Wasted Years
12. The End Of Our Lives
I'm glad to be reviewing Norther's latest album, because without being a big fan of the band I've followed their career from their very beginning and I have much respect and appreciation for the music of these young Finns.
So we've come to the fourth album of the career of the band, and let me tell you that at first sight is good to see they put effort in their cover art, since only the one of their debut album really pleases me (Death Unlimited was an ugly, simplistic cover art). That gives me much to think about, how about their music? Last album was good, but not impressive, let's check out what's in store for us this time.
From the get-go I can tell something's different, "Throwing My Life Away" is a killer song with amazing riffs and melodies. The keyboards aren't as present as other releases, they're in the back, giving atmosphere to the music instead of taking a mayor role, and of course making some apparitions here and there, don't worry you keyboard freaks. The main role goes definitively for the guitars, the riffs are crunchy and upfront, very vivid.
After a couple of spins I can tell you that this is good material, Norther came up with something quite dynamic, energetic, vibrant. Songs like "Drowning", "Evil Ladies" and "Omen" are perfect examples of what Norther are capable of doing, not completely brutal, not completely melodic, the clean vocals in a couple of songs are a welcome addition as well. Other song that was quite good to hear was "Norther", on a side note the lyrics are made up of all the titles of their previous songs, just like Megadeth did on "Victory".
This album ranks second on my Norther albums list (I didn't expect them to match "Dreams Of Endless War" anyway). This is truly a fun album to listen, and you can notice these guys had fun doing it, and that's the important thing in this business, making music is supposed to be fun!
Excellent release by Norther, totally recommended.
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