FESTER (Norway) “A Celebration of Death” CD review by www.queensofsteel.com

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

by www.queensofsteel.com

By Tania Gimenez

After 17 years since they drew their last album, “Silence,” Fester Norwegians are back, and hopefully to stay. This forgotten gem in the early 90’s the Norwegian extreme underground is back with new album, new label and new training except for Tiger Mathisen (who last played in 2011 the first album by his band SINCERA, but before This round we had not had any news of him). Fester continue mixing elements of different styles of extreme metal as Thrash, Black, Death and even Doom, and also add to the mix a little heavy and even Jazz. Do not leave out the rhythm changes from a battery varied and natural, although at times dowry to the issues of certain industrial roundwood. The low weight gives that highlighted both in this work (as in the old days) and merges seamlessly with the guitar riffs. The truth is that Jon Bakker (Kampfar) shows keep up the deceased Jørgen Skjolden. In its first two rounds the guitar was the best they had, so I wondered if that practically glowing hallmark continue along this round, and amply demonstrates not having lost any strength and / or quality giving us a barrage of riffs and a great versatility that takes inspiration from different musical styles to adapt themselves to the compositions of the combo. Now they also have subtle synthesizers, and the truth is that they make the atmosphere even more dark and terrifying. The truth is they are a great addition to the combo, a fully steely incorporation (especially in the right measure in which they have used, and how they have). How could it be otherwise, the voices are still as features, with regular records (screams) of black metal in combination with some grunts. Undoubtedly, a good contrast the voice and tone usual with death metalhead base of the Norwegian training. Moreover, the production does justice to an audio disc and composition of the old school. It is a production and sound dirty and rough, it seems that this aspect has not spent the time. Simply, do you need an album like this. A live album, heavier and less experimental than previous ones. Disc spotless return of this cult band: Fester. Impeccable back very hard to live up to its past, and cuts like “Rites of Ceres” make it very clear (what a great way to open this book, by the way).

Rating: 9/10

This review was originally written in French and has been translated using Google translate, to read the review in French click the link below.

Review link: www.queensofsteel.com/2012/02/fester-a-celebration-of-death/

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:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

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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