Dalkhu - Imperator review




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Band: Dalkhu
Album: Imperator
Release date: October 2010


01. In My Arms I Welcome You
02. Preludium To Darkness
03. Heretic
04. A Visit From The Lost Palace
05. Rendezvous With Destiny
06. Awakening Of Millenniums
07. Journey Towards Reality
08. The Crack Of Dusk
09. Grey Hounds Of Heaven
10. Subterranean Harvester Begins


Dalkhu's Imperator opens up with the great S8N growling: six, six, six, five, four, three, two, one… (squeaky door opening, bells sounding, ominous trumpets, sparse drum rolls. The second track starts with a back masked vocals and a catchy riff. So far so good.

Imperator is a typical example of a solid, quality album that completely fails to grab my attention. Sorry boys, but that's just the way it is. Imperator contains plenty of enjoyable Black/Death riffs, there's a couple of cool leads here and there and vocalist definitely does what his mother brought him to life for: growling his guts out. And they even add a twist of their own, in the form of the heralding trumpets that pop up every once in a while.

And yet this rather short review does not end with me kissing their *****s. Why not? Well, because I'm not a fan of kissing ****s, but also because I'm not that impressed. As I said, solid stuff and I bet every Black metal fan will be able to enjoy this, but that's it. There are plenty of other things out there I 'enjoy' that aren't necessarily top-notch. Still, for a debut album this is pretty good and since they're already experimenting, who knows what to come?

Dalkhu, my message to you, lock yourself in your studio for a year or two, do plenty of drugs and come back with something really overwhelming. I know you can.


Rating breakdown
Performance: 7
Songwriting: 6
Originality: 6
Production: 8


 



Written on 01.12.2010 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.


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Comments: 8   Visited by: 131 users
02.12.2010 - 04:36
Yojimbo
"vocalist definitely does what his mother brought him to life for: growling his guts out."

That's a good line.
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03.12.2010 - 15:56
advent
So where is the review?
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03.12.2010 - 15:58
Lucas
Mr. Noise
Written by advent on 03.12.2010 at 15:56

So where is the review?


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SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. Wait, what?

"The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." - Barack Obama
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04.12.2010 - 13:54
oroboros
Written by Lucas on 03.12.2010 at 15:58

Written by advent on 03.12.2010 at 15:56

So where is the review?




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04.12.2010 - 15:11
Lucas
Mr. Noise
What the fuck is going on here?
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SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. Wait, what?

"The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." - Barack Obama
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04.12.2010 - 16:03
nilzardo
Account deleted
Written by oroboros on 04.12.2010 at 13:54

Written by Lucas on 03.12.2010 at 15:58

Written by advent on 03.12.2010 at 15:56

So where is the review?






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05.12.2010 - 13:41
Dominator
Written by Yojimbo on 02.12.2010 at 04:36

"vocalist definitely does what his mother brought him to life for: growling his guts out."

That's a good line.


And it's the only one

So, will there be a review soon?:lol:
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23.01.2011 - 20:32
Lucas
Mr. Noise
Written by Dominator on 05.12.2010 at 13:41

Written by Yojimbo on 02.12.2010 at 04:36

"vocalist definitely does what his mother brought him to life for: growling his guts out."

That's a good line.


And it's the only one

So, will there be a review soon?:lol:


Yes, Could be here any minute.
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SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. Wait, what?

"The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." - Barack Obama
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