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    Drottnar - Spiritual Battle

    1. A White Realm
    2. Natten Pa Harmageddon (Night At Armageddon)
    3. Spiritual Battle
    4. Away From The Destruction
    5. Doom Of Antichrist
    6. Missing Souls
    7. Frykt Ikke (Fear Not)
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    Release Year: 2000
    Label: Plankton Records

    Drottnar is a Christian band that is mostly known to play black metal. Spiritual Battle is actually a compilation of Drottnar's two earliest demos, the first one known as "Vitality" and made up of the last four tracks, back from when the band was called Vitality, and the second demo made up of the first three tracks is known as "A White Realm". The music here is diverse and fairly good production for demos, but sadly Drottnar is one of those bands that changes their style multiple times, so it doesn't stay as good as this.

    The "Vitality" demo (songs 4-7) is sluggish doom/death metal similar in many ways to Mortification's Post Momentary Affliction affliction album - sound and style. Not a bad set of tunes, but I like the other demo a little better for it's improved songwriting. Vocals are growled and grunted more than screamed on here. Drottnar as a death metal band is not that bad at all, but I just think they should stick to doing what they do best with black metal, so it's a good thing they changed courses.

    The "A White Realm" demo (songs 1-3) is more viking black metal, heavy on the folk influences. These are sweet tunes, in my opinion, as they hold immense groove and great rhythms that few other black metal bands have successfully imitated. Here the vocals are the usual black metal style, screamed in harsh agony. Definitely a minimalistic demo, but in a way that the music sort of entrances you. Great stuff, and such a shame we never hear much of this caliber from Drottnar again.

    In 2003 Drottnar released an EP titled Anamorphosis that is yet again a change in style. More straightforward black metal, with less hooks too. Most of the black metallers I know will tell you to go for this compilation disc rather than their newer, other material. These are the only "glory" days of Drottnar, but I wish more of their viking black metal would've been recorded on this CD. Spiritual Battle is a nice piece of extreme metal for those who can enjoy it's diversity. This can be a bit tough to find, but the link below has copies in stock every now and then.

    Added: June 6th 2005
    Reviewer: Taylor
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    Language: english


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