TERDOR “Levi II” /CD/



The third full-length album by Dutch Raw Black/Death band.
Raw Black Metal with great wealth musical and deliberately unstructured riffs.
Terdor is a two-member band from the Netherlands, which exists since 2005 and they have released until today two EPs, two splits and three full length albums. "Levi II".
The first of the four tracks that are contained in the album, begins with a melodic introduction played by the piano, peaceful and melancholic, without portending what is going to follow. In the forty minutes that the album lasts, the band unfolds its war-talent by presenting harsh, frozen, violent and more than anything else warlike Black Metal, clearly inspired by the Scandinavian scene. The riffs mainly are of fast speed, harsh and frozen, tremolo riffs, but of course with the passages of medium and slow speed being present too, some of them heavy and harsh, else more atmospheric. The sound that Terdor puts out as also the style of their compositions is warlike and violent sometimes it reminds of Immortal, some other times of Marduk but it has the personal elements of the band and that makes the result very interesting.
The tracks are long regarding their duration exemplified by the epic "Levi II" which last nineteen minutes. Despite their size, the tracks are very interesting and not tedious at all. The most important thing in order to achieve that is the structure of the tracks, with the changes in the riffing, in the speed and in the atmosphere they achieve not to tire the listener and to maintain his interest at the same level throughout the entire album. The guitars have a harsh but clean sound and they put out the passion and the intensity of the compositions. The bass is clearly audible, it has beautiful lines and it fills the sound well. The drums mostly hold the pace but without lacking in powerful turnings, fast outbursts or technical moments. The piano is used only in introductions and passages, it doesn’t participate actively into the compositions, but there also has been done a very serious work. The vocals are harsh whispering Black Metal vocals, quite monotonous, without many changes, they become somehow tedious in some parts. Very good production and mixture. All the instruments are audible and the sound is thick and solid.
"Levi II" offers forty minutes of well-played and inspired, warlike Black Metal. The band has worked enough for its compositions and has achieved to deliver a quite good result. The band shows its passion for music and for sure its talent by creating compositions that on one hand they don’t hide the band’s influences but on the other hand they have a personal identity and character. "Levi II" is a quite good album and it worth to listen and buy it!!
Pesttanz Klangschmiede/Hass Weg Productions, 2013 (PTCD5 / HWP023). Made in Germany. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Levi II 18:59
2. End Her Life 04:30
3. Dr. Chicogneau 07:19
4. De Nachwreker 10:29
Total playing time: 41:17


Samples: http://www.last.fm
http://pesttanzklangschmiede.bandcamp.com
https://hasswegproductions.bandcamp.com

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