Having taken a break from recording for a number of years this band from Umea, Sweden return with their first recording since 2007. This being their sixth studio album this one has been released by Century Media Records(March 26, 2012).
They have reduced themselves down to a three piece band now and they sound pretty damn good for just a trio.
The name Naglfar is derived from Norse mythology; Naglfar is the ship made of dead men's nails that will carry the giants and forces of chaos across the sea to the battle of Ragnarök.
Called the elitist of Swedish Black Metal Nagflar definitely show their skills for death metal.
There is an unrelenting punishment here that they are known for and will make the fans happy with this return. The drums are brutal thrash speed and are played by a session drummer but they did not trust just anyone with this task they called upon Dirk Verbeuren, best known for working with Soilwork and Scarve."Dirk stood at the first place of our wish-list",remarks Kristoffer. "His style is ideally suited for our new songs as he has a wicked groove and a great personality as well."
The Monolith is a slower song and really has some good elements here the beat remains slow and evil sounding in its approach, then things slowly pick up midway through.
In their bio there was a remark that I loved that is well suited here:
Icy harmonies and epic melodies swirl like a swarm of angry hornets from the fingers of string wizards Andreas Nilsson and Marcus E.Norman.
I love the riff for Bring Out Your Dead this is a great song, the beat is so well done , great drumming I am excited to hear this amongst others I am sure, this is my favorite song on the album. Three plays of the song already and this review is not yet done.
This band has grown on me and I must admit that this type of metal, is quite good. The drumming is incredible being a drummer myself I can hear what is happening and I can appreciate it for what its worth, this man Dirk Verbeuren sure has skill for this speed.