Saturday, July 10, 2010
Ricks Pick: Nokturnal Mortum- Voice Of Steel
This weeks pick has been a long time coming. Up until now I just haven`t been able to sit and write about it as I wanted and still with this I do not think I will be able to completely justify it.
Let me start by saying I am not a huge black metal fan, and I also have never really been much into Nokturnal Mortum. Up until this past year the only NM cd I had was the double cd compilation 10 Years Amongst The Sheep, and honestly there was not much on the cd I could get into. Never the less I knew about some of the NS ties the band has so on a whim I picked up their newest cd Voice Of Steel when it was released and I am glad I did. Simply put, this cd has got to be one of the greatest cd`s I have ever heard! If you also are not much into black metal or have never really been into NM you have nothing to fear. Voice Of Steel is not a black metal cd, it is more or less pagan metal with folkish, ambient, and even blues/ psychedelic rock elements. It is also epic on so many levels and I have never had a cd hit me the way this one did on first listen. I was literally awe struck and found myself over and over throughout the entire cd saying "Holy sh*t this is amazing!!" (I have to note- my personal favorite is the song Ukraine) Once again, if you have never been into NM before do not fear, this is a cd that transcends so many styles and is just a beautifully epic masterpiece.
This cd for some reason can be hard to find. We do have a couple copies in stock at Label 56 now for only $12. Website here