Djevel - Ormer til armer, maane til hode (2019)


This 2019 has been an excellent year for Black Metal releases and Djevel put throw their hat in the ring for best genre release of the year with “Ormer til armer, maane til hode”. Unleashing over 50 minutes of massively destructive music, the band brings forth an unrivaled brutality and rawness, perfectly produced to sound as crisp as possible. If you like bands like Whoredom Rife and One Head, One Tail, make sure to not miss out on the fun.

Without wasting any time, the album track opens these devastating proceedings with sheer brutality and intensity. Trond Ciekals, the band’s vocalist and guitarist unleashes waves of pummeling riffs and very effective shrieks throughout this release, making tracks like “Et menniskes hele korpus og legeme” and “Den gang jeg banket paa helvedes tunge doer” feel quite oppressive and massive. We particularly enjoy the melodic tempo changes within the songs that nicely break up the linearity of the track and keep the listener fully engaged and eager for what is to come next.

Unraveling that Norwegian Black Metal vibe, the funky “Dreb dem alle, herren vil gjenkjenne sine” is one of our favorite tracks thanks to its intricate mixture of melody and craftiness with sheer brutality. Same could be said for the more somber “Ved Hildr's haand for Hel” and its bursts of energy. Drummer extraordinaire Faust keeps things tight and moving at a furious pace, showcasing his dynamic style in creepier and slower pieces like “Det eders herre lover er mer enn hva mennisket taaler”, and all out destructive mode as in the ending of “Over svarte skriigende skoger”.

Closing with the enigmatic “Illoyegd foedt som Satans barn, paa ferd uden spor af menneskeverd”, Djevel will leave you feeling like you have been put through a washing machine with the sheer intensity of this release. The band’s sound is punishing and their music is crafted to perfection. These types of releases that are both powerful and well executed are rare, and “Ormer til armer, maane til hode” is one of the better ones we have heard in quite a while.

Band: Djevel Album: Ormer til armer, maane til hode

Label: Aftermath Music

Release: October 18th, 2019

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: Norway

Rating: 94/100

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