NEW FOR AUGUST 2006!
The long-awaited second full-length album by orthodox Nordic Black Metal veterans GOSFORTH from Northern Italy is now finally unleashed! Hot on the heels of the cult debut album "V.H.E.M.T." CD and the "Unholy Terror Union" split-EP with Finnish heavyweights AZAGHAL (both were released on Black Blood Productions), 2006's "HORNLUST" CD fulfills and maintains GOSFORTH's commitment to creating only true Black Metal of utterly morbid and obscure grimness. "HORNLUST" guarantees to surely satisfy diehard fanatics of DARKTHRONE, BURZUM, BATHORY, and CELTIC FROST by conjuring an unholy and unique blend of all the best and truest elements of those [aforementioned] hallowed masters, but without sounding like a stale clone; and thus GOSFORTH successfully and skillfully rise above the masses to raise the standard of pure old-school grim Black Metal-- the Devil's Noise! Comparable in the vein of standout contemporaries such as WATAIN, SETHERIAL, FROZEN SHADOWS, ONDSKAPT, etc. (August 2006)
7 Songs; 36 minutes total running-time.
1. A Dead Souls Lays in My Flesh (5:12)
2. Eternal Curse (6:14) [ MP3 ]
3. Hornlust (5:08) [ MP3 ]
4. Morbid Suicide Desire (4:55)
5. Thee... We Adore (5:02)
6. Temptation Chalice (4:06)
7. From Fetus to the Coffin (5:16) [ MP3 ]
* Online Review at Lunar Hypnosis webzine:
"Gosforth is an Italian black metal band that‚ôs been going at it since 1997, and has a couple of demos out, a split with Azaghal, and one other full length album released back in 2004. This three piece‚ôs brand of black metal is in the best tradition of such greats as Taake, Burzum, Darkthrone, and Watain; thus creating no frills, orthodoxy, and truly grim sounding black metal music. With razor sharp high caliber guitar work that truly reeks of malevolence, dismal, and rocking character, excellent well played drumming, plus tortured screams that sound like a mixture of Ganzmord and Burzum; you just know this is one excellent album. To make things all the better the album is produced rather well, thus leaving behind the childish technique of sounding as raw as possible that entirely to many bands do these days.
"All the songs on Hornlust standout and have a very addictive hook to them, but ‚ėEternal Curse,‚ô ‚ėHornlust,‚ô ‚ėTemptation Chalice,‚ô and the acoustic guitar using ‚ėFrom Fetus to the Coffin‚ô are definitely top on this journalists list. If there was anything negative to say about the album it would just be the short thirty five minute length of the album. Hardly important though, I‚ôll just listen to it again! Hornlust is definitely a high point in the black metal scene this year making Gosforth a must hear for anyone into black metal. " -- JJM
* Rating: 10 / 10 [maximum!]