Rating:
7.0
Dalkhu - Imperator
6 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.

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


 



Written on 01.12.2010 by
Lucas
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Yojimbo - 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.
advent - 03.12.2010 at 15:56  
So where is the review?
Lucas - 03.12.2010 at 15:58  
Written by advent on 03.12.2010 at 15:56

So where is the review?


oroboros - 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?




Lucas - 04.12.2010 at 15:11  
What the fuck is going on here?
nilzardo - 04.12.2010 at 16:03  
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?






Dominator - 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:
Lucas - 23.01.2011 at 20:32  
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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