From: Thy Demons Be Scribbling
Published: July 11, 2016
In the first two tracks Nachterror deliver a style infused with darkened atmosphere and elements of funeral doom executed with epic flair, emotion, fluid prose, precision and style. I’m a sucker for grandiose battery/salvo work (drums) it would be untoward of me if I weren’t to mention the remarkable talent on display ala Misery Index/ Dying Fetus. Overall a style that puts me in mind of a mid-era Amorphis, even in instances Swallow the Sun but with more of an emphasis on symphonic darkness intertwined with blistering, technical, black metal. An altogether amazing style bordering on avante garde (or slightly ‘different’ than the norm if you prefer).
Altars of Grief have an unmistakable Novembers Doom vibe, that of beauty and sweeping melodies, add to that epic themes and mid-tempo groove laden death and black interludes reminiscent of My Dying Bride with a dual vocal arrangement (clean traditional and unholy shrieks) and you have an act that demands attention.
Overall an excellent showing from two acts that boldly state that Canada is no place to overlook in relation to metal with a grandeur edge. Pick this up and keep an eye on both very promising acts.
Posted by Nick Skog. Posted In : English