Album Reviews

I Begin
7.0
 on
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 11:27
submitted by
Thomas

Yes yes, black metal is dangerous. Black metal is evil. And in most cases, black metal is boring as fuck. Luckily for us “I Begin”, God Seed’s first full-length, is quite good in all its frostiness.

Consisting of Gaahl (former Gorgoroth frontman), bassist King Ov Hell (his real name is Tom) and a bunch of other dudes who all spend way too much time in front of the mirror applying their make-up, God Seed does a pretty solid job of taking Gorgoroth’s trademark sound and expanding on it. “Awake” keeps shifting tempos and I did not see the organ coming that suddenly pops up. “Alt Liv” and “Aldrande Tre” throb with a seventies feel that you usually wouldn’t associate with black metal. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it progressive, but still… it makes it all a little more interesting.

And if you’re simply like looking for a good pounding (no, that is not a reference to Gaahl being gay), check out “From The Running Of Blood” and “The Wound”, two more standard black metal storms that rage from the get-go. Solid debut!