Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Marduk-Iron Dawn EP

Regain Records

Since I mentioned Marduk in an earlier REV 16:8 review I thought it would be fitting to cover the source of inspiration for not only REV 16:8 but legions of other black metal bands. With just three songs chances are if your not a Marduk fan then this wouldn't be a disc you'd want to check out. While it features Marduk trade mark shrieks and blasts of Hell on Earth black metal destruction it does feel different than his normal work. With a soundtrack drenched in war this seems more like a "for Marduk fans only" type of release. While the opener “Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon” isn't too far removed from his current standard of black metal goodness (maybe using black metal and goodness together in the same sentence isn't the best idea!) the other two tracks seem like throwaway numbers. Not bad mind you, just more like B-Side material or numbers that just didn't make the cut and were tossed on here instead of being left to die a peaceful death. Maybe if these two numbers were touched up and presented in the grander scheme with better music to support them it could work. As is not bad but unless your a die hard collector I wouldn't lose sleep over this one.


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