FESTER (Norway) “A Celebration of Death” CD review by www.bleeding4metal.de

FESTER (Norway) “A Celebration of Death” CD review

by www.bleeding4metal.de

By Akhanarit

FESTER from Norway and it is a sensation that, after seventeen (!) Years of silence her third album “A Celebration of Death” was unleashed on humanity. In 1992, the band in the underground scene with their debut “Winter Of Sin” has some successes to their credit, which two years later culminated in the masterpiece “Silence”. And, unfortunately, already ended. The whole world looked at the events that occurred in early to mid-90s and FESTER disappeared into oblivion. The band remained for many years an eternal secret, whispered to the insider and the reverent spirit of the FESTER-sounds like a holy grail guarded. Until 2011, there were then rumors of a comeback, which were then confirmed shortly thereafter. Now they have a new album in tow, which appeared on Abyss Records. The sound of the Norwegians is not always rooted very firmly to the underground and it’s almost like having a hybrid of the first fruits, which are very typical Black Metal shares had in himself, and created the splendor of the second work held in a whisper. This hits the nail on the head perfectly well then. The Harsh from “Winter Of Sin” is associated with the geheimnisvllen whisper of “Silence” and the basic sound was also still a good amount of added Doom. Even deep growls at you ‘Metalized’ admitted that in this form has never been on an album of the guys around bandleader Björn “Tiger” Mathisen taken place. Otherwise, you work like last quite minimalist by the ten new songs, of which the opening track “Rites Of Ceres ‘knows just liked how the subsequent’ The Black Tower” (those tracks that the band the way to the loyal fans previously emailed to the house has to shorten the waiting time for a bit and to stir up the anticipation). With the rest of the songs from “A Celebration of Death” will now close the circle, and fans can breathe freely. FESTER’re back! At the end of the album is it also a remix of the opening track, and this was implemented by a well known name of the scene: Mortiis If we have already arrived at the name dropping … Of the founding members is the sole guitarist “Tiger” remained, who also contributes some vocally. For the lead vocals to Thomas Andresen has committed. Jon Bakker (bass) and drummer Jotho 2012er complete the lineup. Who was aware of this, the two certainly are spontaneous band name with the head shot: KAMPFAR and SINCERA. INTEGRAL has thus far undescribed no leaves in its ranks and this has an effect on the sound of Dire Heimer. Only the production is very likely tuned to “old”, which confirm many a track a little the Depressurize. The old-school group should also please the most accurate. Conclusion: FESTER still play in their own league and the tough, nasty dahinkriechenden pieces are not for the general mass. Qualitatively, it makes the “A Celebration of Death” just comfortably between the two early works, even if it is not really up to the glory of “Silence”. On the other hand … How could it? What a perfect album to write a rule once in a lifetime. But full of joy and awe I can conclude only one can be announced: Welcome back. On that we will see many more years with you!

Rating: 8.0 points

This review was originally written in German and has been translated using Google Translate. To view the original review in German click the link below.

Review link: www.bleeding4metal.de/?show=review_de&id=4348

Fester links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/festernorway

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fester/204292849614033

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/festernorwaybm

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Fester

Abyss Records links:

Online Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Other links:

To Order FESTER “A Celebration of Death” CD, “Silence” DIGI CD, “Winter of Sin” DIGI CD and other official FESTER merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=fester

To preview a song from FESTER “Silence” DIGI CD go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hiTvtM5hoY  or www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSQoaAzGpQ

And to preview a song from FESTER “Winter of Sin” DIGI CD go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKH4_MK_6DI

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