March of the Norse (Nuclear Blast)
Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., Aug. 26, 2011
DemonazMarch of the Norse (Nuclear Blast)
Tendonitis-felled Immortal guitarist turned group lyricist revs up the Norwegian trio's black-metal thrash, chugging rototill riffage in the tradition of band staples Damned in Black or even last year's live blast, Live at Wacken 2007: The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh. Likewise, the titular trek and its twin, "A Son of the Sword," which name-checks Immortal's Sons of Northern Darkness, extend the canon, though the übermelodocism of "Where Gods Once Rode" sails a new Norse warhorse.