Released by: Napalm Records
Release Date: April 14th, 2017
Freki – Vocals, Guitars
Managarm – Guitars
Hati – Guitars
Skoll – Bass
Fenrier – Drums
In terms of album reviews, 2016 ignited with Varg’s ‘The End of All Lies.’ I was lucky enough to review it for MyGlobalMind and, even better, listened to both German and English versions. Fast forward to today, I have the privilege to review their upcoming EP ‘Götterdämmerung’ out April 14 via Napalm Records. The wolves unveiled four fresh heavy-hitting tunes as a celebration for their upcoming Wolfsfest.
The frenzy begins with the title track “Götterdämmerung,” kicking off an instrumental introduction as it transcends to a blistering epic tune. The drums lead the song by pedaling at a turbulent speed while the riffs add a chaotic force to the mix. The tempo moves down a few notches on the next song “Hel,” while setting an eerie landscape. Silence doesn’t last long as the track erupts with invigorating speed along with a progressive guitar riff in the background. The synchronization between the drums and bass collide well together, enhancing the track’s overall catchy hook.
Despite opening with a speedy riff, the pace slows down on the next song “Beissreflex.” While maintaining an uptempo aggression, there are more chilled-back progressive elements. The EP concludes on a high note with my favorite track “Knochenpfad.” It captures an epic sound while introducing gothic and demonic undertones. You hear elements of black metal, folk metal and a hint of industrial metal on this song and it makes you crave for more.
Overall, ‘Götterdämmerung’ is a well worth addition to anyone’s Varg collection. It’s raw delivery enhances the overall catchy-headbanger grooves.