Finally the long awaited GRIMFAUG's second opus is now available for all maniacs! "Defloration of life's essence" is a masterpiece of harsh black metal, a great improvement on their killer debut album. An evolved structure where there's time for archaic and mysterious midtempos between hateful blastbeats, where impressive cold riffs design mournful ambiances with sulphureous "melodies", where everything is supported by a superb songwriting that offer to whole album a misanthropic aura, primitive but majestic, as the monumental conclusive track "Apocalypse..." shows perfectly! A hellish sound, cold and evil riffs, thundering drums and evil distant vocals, this is "Defloration of life's essence".
- ...as Foretold (Holocaust)
- Solar Demise
- Pest & Plague
- Despoiler of Hope
- Defloration of Life's Essence
- Damnatio ad Bestia
It is debatable how long Grimfaug will be able to keep churning them out (this is their sophomore release) and it is also debatable how long they will be able to hold the listener's attention. In all likelihood, only until the next slab of Darkthrone worship. But this will do nicely for now. - 4