Gorgoroth – “Destroyer”

Nuclear Blast

Rating: 7/10

Norwegian second-line black metal band Gorgoroth’s name is taken from J.R.R. Tolkien’s celebre book “Lord Of The Rings” and the dungeons in which evil breeds, and the name really fits with the band’s music because their music is definetely the spawn of the horned (and not less horny) one! Really a pure sonic holocaust.

“Destoyer” is a 8-tracks CD with the typical -and kep in purpose- dirty and unpolished Norwegian sound, over all on songs such as “Slottet i det Fjerne” and “Bloodoffer” (it sounds quite similar to Ulver, more or less) that leaves no chance to any break or tranquil passage, instead is aggressive as hell throughout the album, both in the faster songs (“Destroyer”, “Open The Gates…”) and the slower-tempored songs (“Om Kristen Oj Jödisk Tru” – do I have to translate the title?- which has a II WW’s drumming and “The Virginborn”).

The band’s fourth work is quite lineal yet some details (the chants on “Pa Slagmark Langt Mot Nord”, for instance) make it more tasty. The only failing point is production, quite poor (yes, I know Gorgoroth are not Arcturus and want it to be this way, but…!) that could be improved much more. In three words: Wehrmacht made music.