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Vere Kutse Kohustab

Everyone reading this should know by now how I feel about this
outstanding Estonian Heathen Black Metal band considering the three
reviews from last month (January) and also that this album holds the
number 2 spot in my top 20 albums of 2004, so it comes as no surprise
when I tell you this is most definitely a "buy or die" case. In English
the title of the album means "Obliged By The Call Of Blood". Some of the
songs from the 7"s have made it on here which makes me quite happy
because I believe those songs were so good ('Furor Aesticus' for
instance) that they needed a wider audiance than just those who purchase
7"s. Not everyone has a vinyl player at home. Anyway, what I said in my
"Legion Estland" review: "They play a brilliant mixture of Black Metal,
Death Metal with a lot of Folkloric / Pagan influences. You can also
hear a sort of Rock N Roll kind of vibe in the music sometimes. The
music itself is actually simplistic but to me that´s what makes it so
great. It is primitive and addicting with the ability to reach into your
primal self. The growling vocals fit right in. Whenever I hear this or
their other material I HAVE to headbang !" still holds perfectly true
for "Vere Kutse Kohustas". In retrospect I think "growling" vocals could
give the wrong impression though because they aren't like a full on
Death Metal growl but rather a scathing kind of growling, like that of
the IMMORTAL vocalist. Some songs are darker, more foreboding while
others are upbeat, rock n rollish kind of tracks and still others like
closer 'Raiugem Ruunideks' are epic sounding, providing plenty of
variance throughout the album which is never boring and always
captivating. Also features a hidden track that to me sounds like the
kind of song you would be singing while at the pub with a bunch of
buddies. I still think the kind of atmosphere this makes is like that of
PRIMORDIAL, at least for me personally. Recommended listening: the whole
thing ! Seriously though, it is very difficult to pick some songs out of
an entire album of great tracks ! My favourites are 'Furor Aesticus',
'Eesti Auks' (In Honour Of Estland) and 'Vanade Legionäride Laul' (The
Song Of Old Legionaries). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!

Author: Skyklad
Zine: Metal Gospel Magazine

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User comments for this release:

Dark patrick  08.12.2004 11:42
Quote: "If anything it reminds me of Edith Piaf and sums up images of gnarly old villagers stubbornly playing draughts and drinking wine on the streets as bombs explode all around them."

I never actually liked the "hidden" song "Metsavendade laul" particularly, but this visual image brought it much closer to my heart. I'm not kidding when I say I had shivers down my spine after reading this passage. Thanks, Pete!

cantor_satana  17.02.2005 12:04
Thank you very much Loits, the gig in Torvi(Finland) were great and allso new album is fantastic, more of this.

triin  13.04.2005 15:42
jummala mega bänd....originaalne muusika ja .......

elle  08.05.2005 22:09
Loits on nii meeletult hea,et pole sõnu...mis seksikas vokaal..

autoblinda  04.04.2006 23:42
wow...what a horrible thing ,to sing in a native language.


muumia  08.07.2006 19:11
its not even just metal..its like vierlieng sdhooting at russian bomber formation..and thats what most of its about...yes yes..even my grandpa was in that so condemned estonian legion...and so what...he was many of our greandads were there..fighting for a reason..fighting for brighter sun to shine...every one wouldve done that..everyone from every nation...we failed...but...we are alive now...and its nothing there to stop us mwahahaaaaa

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