FESTER (Norway) “Silence” DIGI CD review by http://metal.de

FESTER (Norway) “Silence” DIGI CD review

by http://metal.de

By Eckart

The second CD by the Norwegian band SOLID is a chain of tragic events connected, which finally resulted in the end the band shortly after the release of “Silence” in 1994, the band broke up and her label Lethal Records disappeared some time after-sang and quietly from the scene. 1999, wanted to know the Norwegians again and had soon after the Swedish label No Fashion a new record deal in the bag, but shortly after the re-release of “Silence” died suddenly bassist Jørgen Skjolden of a drug overdose, and festivals were once more history – this time probably forever. It had “Silence” had always deserved more attention than the album was ultimately refused. Musically, originally in Black Metal at home, it was FIXED to find their own way to audible sound structures. There is a loose relationship to TIAMAT to “Clouds” times: Both bands knew how to incorporate (dark) in their emotions clearly culture located in the Metal music, although the emotions were on “Silence”but other than to “Clouds” : loneliness, despair, hatred. Unlike Sweden, however, SOLID waived entirely on keyboards and filled the rooms with reefs be guitar runs. Very nice to be in the “frustration” and “The Maze” listen and empathize. The riffing is even partially correct thrashy, but less in the sense of the word enshrined in the “threshing”, but more like a chipper riffs River, which sounds a harsh hand, on the other hand, very melodic. A hallmark of “Silence” is the whispering and evocative song that perfectly fits the austere and cold atmosphere of the songs, like the final “Når Noen Dor …” – the heart stopped, all life is breathed out … And “Når Noen Dor …” – Although all the songs form a river, the introductory “Dream, ” “Silent Is The Raven, ” “In My World Of Thoughts Elisabeta” are particularly emphasized. These tracks are simply the essence of SOLID. The re-release comes up with a different layout than the original from 1994 and the re-release of 1999, and there are liner notes to each song. Track Listing and mix again follow the original now, after the no-Fashion-Release went there other ways and provided some tracks with samples. As a bonus, there is the stretched to more than eight minutes live version of the demo song “Persecution” from 1991, a song that is supplied according to an announcement thrash song and not significantly from the nine regular songs on “Silence”is different. Who wants to know is where the journey began, the track has the absolute value to collectors. And who wants to know where the journey leads to: FIXED have recently re-formed under the leadership of Bjørn “Tiger” Mathisen (with Jontho of RAGNAROK and Jon Bakker of KAMPFAR) to record a new album. What are we to think of it, will tell.

Rating: 9/10

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: http://metal.de/index.php?option=com_articles&view=article&id=46295

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 “Silence” DIGI CD, latest Full-Length “A Celebration of Death” CD, “Winter of Sin” 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 song from FESTER’s “Winter of Sin” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKH4_MK_6DI

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