The Norwegian blackened trash metal sensation is back after 7 years of silence. It’s their fifth full length release in the form of ‘Napalm Nights’.
The album features present and past members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Aeternus, Gehenna and I.Maztor re-united with the band. They also have a new member V.fineideath for guitars. Some of the songs on the album like the first track are very black metal minded, probably due to the fact that they worked together with members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, and so on. But as soon as ‘Speedkrieg’ begins the band switches over to speedmetal with a touch of Motörhead in it. The vocals of S.A. Destroyer and the guitar riffs give the song an old school rock and roll attitude that lets you immediately think of Lemmy and the guys. For me this is the best song on the album.
The titles track ‘Napalm Nights’ is probably the most impressive part of the album. Going for more than 12 minutes and adding yet another vibe to the record with sound samples, massive solo’s and a heavy playing style. You can sometimes make a comparison with bands such as Metallica.
To make things short the album fills in the expectations for me, but I find the mixing of their previous album ‘Fields of Rot’ much clearer of sound and therefore better.