I remember Naglfar as one of the many Black Metal bands bursting from the Scandinavian countries during the mid-‘90s, this imposing trio is still at it (with drums supplied by Dirk Verbeuren – known for his precision drumming with bands like Soilwork, Mortuary and session work for the almighty Devin Townsend – expect blastbeats from hell!).
The sonic devastation they deliver will satisfy the most fervent of Black Metal fans. The logo may look like a school-kid’s drawing of his fantasy band’s emblem – but don’t let that fool you – it may not be wall-to-wall Black Metal screeching noise, but what you get is a fluctuating white-knuckle ride through many tempos of heaviness. The slow foreboding opening track seems to be setting you up for a false sense of security, as it is soon followed by Black Metal ferocity and back again. Mid-paced head-bangers offer that balance one often begs for with bleeding ears, while Naglfar don’t shy away from the odd necessity of a lead break.