FESTER (Norway) “Winter of Sin” DIGI CD review by www.maelstromzine.com

FESTER (Norway) “Winter of Sin” DIGI CD review

by www.maelstromzine.com

By Jerome Reuter

Like many other black metal bands of the early ’90s, Fester has acquired somewhat of a cult following. Fester disbanded in 1993, and reunited in 2010. WInter of Sin is their 1992 album, re-issued.

On the whole, this a fairly decent album, Stripped down, raw and primal like most black metal should be. But there are several instances where songs fall short, and things feel unfinished and put together rather hastily. For the most part, the general pace of the album marches at mid tempo, with lots of slow, evil riffs, and screams that convey an overall atmosphere of desolation and agony.

However, some of the time changes seem forced, almost as if the riffs were thrown together and not arranged properly. While shades of Bethlehem are welcomingly apparent, I can’t shake the feeling there’s something missing on most of these songs.

Rating: 6/10

Review link: www.maelstromzine.com/ezine/review_iss74_6070.php?sid=lmlab5m4fe2ecaacss1v74m6c5&page_rs=5

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 purchase FESTER “Winter of Sin” DIGI CD, latest Full-Length “A Celebration of Death” CD, “Silence” DIGI CD and other FESTER merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=fester

To preview songs from FESTER’s latest full-length album “A Celebration of Death” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWMGYQO2CjI or www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xc7tab9jvs

And to preview a songs from FESTER’s “Silence” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hiTvtM5hoY or www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSQoaAzGpQ

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