Dalkhu - Imperator review
|Release date:||October 2010|
01. In My Arms I Welcome You
02. Preludium To Darkness
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.
||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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