Saturday, April 26, 2008

Nokturnal Mortum-Weltanschauung (2005)

The most recent full-length by Ukraine's epic nationalist folk black metal legends, Nokturnal Mortum. This is a full-length really showcasing the depth and brilliance of their new direction, with a heavy use of Slavic folk instruments (Weellyre, Drymba, Telynka, Kobza, Sopilka, Ocarina, Koza, Zitra, etc;), mixed with rich, lengthy, epic masterpieces that harken to the glory days of viking-era Bathory, and even recent Graveland, but with a very unique and special Ukrainian twist that only Nokturnal Mortum could add. HIGHLY recommended. Easily my favorite Nokturnal Mortum record. No Colours Records. 

1. The Path of Immortals  2:26
2. I Feel the Breath of Ragnarok  8:06
3. Stardust  2:27
4. Weltanschauung  8:32
5. Sorrow of Native Lands  3:21
6. Hailed be the Heroes  8:15
7. The Dance of Fire and Steel  1:47
8. The New Era of Swords  7:40
9. Endless Vast Swamps  1:29
10. The Knots Upon the Thread of Fate  10:39
11. Harvesting the Seeds of Death  1:52
12. The Taste of Victory  12:24
13. The Way of Glory  2:51
14. Untitled  3:00

Total Running:  1:14:49

Ukraine

1 comment:

eternallydamned said...

I guess this is the best stuff of Nokturnal Mortum...I love the way they set out. Beautiful, various album, heavily influenced by traditional music, giving born to all feels that good pagan metal should - pride, melancholy and aggression. Very strong album. Exists in english both ukrainian version, not much different musicaly but language. Contains all material from previous EP.