With their previous album ‘Hierophany Of The Open Grave’ (2011) US
black metallers NIGHTBRINGER succeeded to raise eyebrows in Europe, but
the old world was rather busy with sufficient orthodox Black Metal of
its own. This is about to change. Sure, the elements that ‘Ego Dominus
Tuus’ is made of are well known. There are obvious traces of EMPEROR,
DARK FUNERAL and DIMMU BORGIR among other black classics to be found on
the American's fourth full-length. Yet NIGHTBRINGER have created dark
and gripping music that is clearly bigger than the sum of its parts.
Their songwriting is flawlessly elegant and easily carries even through
songs of epic duration without a single second wasted. Now it is time to
listen to NIGHTBRINGER again without prejudice and discover the
remarkable strength of ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’ that will lead them to the
elite circle of American black metal!
Recommended if you like: EMPEROR, WATAIN, NACHTMYSTIUM, DARK FUNERAL, DIMMU BORGIR, ACHERONTAS.
Artwork by David Herrerias.
Side A: Prayer Of Naphal/Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis/Lantern Of Eden's Night
Side B: Things Which Are Naught/I Am The Gateway/Call Of The Exile
Side C: Where Fire Never Dreamt Of Man/The Witchfires Of Tubal-Qayin
Side D: Salvation Is The Son Of Leviathan (Alabas In Memoriam)/The Otherness Of Being
Double Creamy White Gatefold Vinyl. Limited Edition to 300 copies.