TSJUDER – Antiliv
The Norwegian black metal trio known as Tsjuder made a pretty strong comeback a few years ago with the album "Legion Helvete", and I am pleased to announce that this brand new 8-track album of theirs entitled "Antiliv" is even better than its predecessor. While still rooted in raw, aggressive, and blasphemous old-school black metal, Tsjuder manages to convey and evoke an authentically cold and nasty atmosphere that harkens back to some of the early Norwegian black metal releases.
Although "Antiliv" can hardly be described as innovative or original, the songs that constitute the album are well-written, catchy, and atmospheric. The musicianship is excellent, especially the drumming courtesy of AntiChristian, not to mention the lead guitar work by Draugluin. The album as a whole has an apocalyptic feel to it that appeals to me, and the epic melodies that creep in from time to time add a bit of grandeur to this cursed musical output as well. Highlights include the songs "Demonic Supremacy" and the title track.
All in all I must say that I quite like this album and find it to be an entertaining and interesting slab of old-school black metal. Recommended for all you necrophiliac fucks out there who crave musical darkness.