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4 reviews for Vintersorg:

Vintersorg, "Solens Rotter" Vintersorg
Solens Rotter
Napalm Records
2007

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When considering the avant/prog metal illuminati, it seems to have become curious convention to disregard Mr. Andreas Hedlund. Better known as Vintersorg, he is one of the genre’s most distinctive and tenured members. After joining forces with Borknagar, he also became one the most well-known, though it may be argued that the merger caused him to lose his unique appeal....
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Vintersorg, "The Focusing Blur" Vintersorg
The Focusing Blur
Napalm Records
2004

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Vintersorg has become very popular with their last few releases, and I've tried hard to ignore the buzz, because technical, whimsical black metal usually doesn't do it for me (this is a disclaimer). So when the band's 2004 album The Focusing Blur hit my desk, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for me to see what the...
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Vintersorg, "Till Fjalls" Vintersorg
Till Fjalls
Napalm Records
2001

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I've been lucky enough to score both Cosmic Genesis and Till Fjalls at the Metal Haven's used bin, and damn, am I happy. Majestic and soaring, this is an obvious pre-cursor to Cosmic Genesis but it still has all the parts that make Genesisd such a special record. Of course, Vintersorg was still showing some rough edges in both production...
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Vintersorg, "Cosmic Genesis" Vintersorg
Cosmic Genesis
Napalm Records
2001

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Opening with a pseudo-spooky keyboard riff beneath strange vocals, Cosmic Genesis quickly lurches in a pounding, wash of melodic metal riffing with throaty rasps darting between lines of anthemic, flowing vocals. The song is Astral and Acrcane, and it's title is perfect metaphor to open an album that effortlessly blends beauty and darkness, organic and digital, nature and spirit. Cosmic Genesis...
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