Fatherland - Ancient Rites Reviews
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by - written on 19/01/08 (Very useful, 21 readings)
'Fatherland' is an incredible release from Ancient Rites that leaves their retro black metal days far behind and instead leaps headlong into a perfect synthesis of modern black metal and folk-influenced Viking metal in the style of Bathory. Also gone is the generic blasphemy and Satanism that characterised their previous albums, replaced with a similar sense of national pride to most other folk metal bands, but one in which "nation" stretches to encompass the whole of Europe thanks to a revitalised band line-up hailing from Belgium, Germany, Holland and Finland. The move away from pure aggression towards epic themes that began in the confused ... Read the complete review
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