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Nightwing

Marduk

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Album Review

Marduk's strength throughout their career has been their unwavering stubbornness. The long-standing Swedish outfit has released a steady stream of uncompromising records and EPs, each one holding fast to Marduk's ideal: spewing forth the ugliest, fastest, nastiest, most blasphemous music humanly possible. Unfortunately, this admittedly admirable goal gets in the way of actual songwriting, the band often preferring to take the blastbeat trail straight to Hell, or nowhere — whichever comes first. Still, Nightwing is a solid, if often unengaging, listen, worth your time only if you follow along with the lyrics, which offer an intriguing, strangely poetic journey into dark mythology and historical fiction. It's the delivery that lacks punch; too many blurry, simplistic, lightspeed riffs and a monotonous vocal performance take precedence over any potential songwriting dynamics (which the lyrics almost demand). One often wishes that more of Nightwing were like "Slay the Nazarene," memorable for its repeated refrains, and "Dreams of Blood and Iron," which downshifts the tempo for a few minutes, making room for some strong, melodic lead guitar. But for the most part, riffs, verses, choruses, intros, and outros are interchangeable from song to song (possibly album to album, in Marduk's case), and ultimately lack definition. Admirable only for its overall audaciousness, Nightwing is, at best, a fair "true black metal" album (read: no keyboards) with decent production values, but ultimately plays second (or third) fiddle to better releases by fellow Scandinavian hellraisers Mayhem, Emperor, and Immortal. [Regain's 2008 edition included a bonus DVD.]

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One of Marduk's Best

This is my favorite Marduk album so far, it has a sinister atmosphere at is full of absolutely catchy songs. Check out the amazing "Dreams of Blood and Iron," a spiritual successor to "Dracul Va Domini Din Nou In Transilvania" if there ever was one

Biography

Formed: Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

An unswerving commitment to blasphemy and extremity combined with a relentless touring schedule and a steady stream of recordings has helped establish Sweden's Marduk as one of the better-known bands on the Scandinavian black metal scene. They began as more of a standard death metal band with a black metal influence, but have come to be known for their style of extreme black metal, which tends to focus on themes of warfare and anti-Christian sentiment and is characterized by relentlessly fast drumming...
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