Graveland Thousand Swords
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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 20th 2008



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

think a blackened Hammerheart-era Bathory with a touch of Summoning and epic film soundtracks

Nice, that's what I was hoping to find when I started listening to this band... I'll go check them out now.

Silenius
November 21st 2008



302 Comments


I wouldn't say that this is a terrible album, maybe just the dislike for Darken permeated into your listening a little too much without you knowing. Just never struck me as a bad album, maybe a little bland though.

BTW some pictures like this are plainly photoshopped, just look at the boots, shadows and pixelation dont match up, especially right (our left) foot.

http://ruthlessreviews.com/pics5/bm2/bm9.jpg

masscows
November 21st 2008



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice, that's what I was hoping to find when I started listening to this band... I'll go check them out now.
Immortal Pride is an album by Graveland :p


yas666eer
November 21st 2008



270 Comments


Good review matey...

Pic made me sad

Willie
Moderator
November 21st 2008



15875 Comments


Love the review, and you couldn't have picked a funnier picture of this clown!

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2008



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Immortal Pride is an album by Graveland

Meant to say I'll check it out. I downloaded it yesterday night and so far it is a hundred times better than this.

Wizard
November 22nd 2008



19206 Comments


However, I’ll just say what everyone is thinking. This dick sneeze has no clue what the hell is going on, in real life, music, or otherwise. Steer clear from Thousand Swords at all costs.


I swear, some of the lines on this site have my side in tears from laughter!

I really never thought of you as a funny guy Crysis. You need to write more reviews like this! The picture was an extra bonus of laughter and I thought the humour played well into how you were describing these guys without sounding like you weren't driving at a point. I've heard of these guys but have never bothered to check this out. May give a listen shits and gigs'.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2008



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Wizard, I'm not sure if you've seen my Urfaust review but it's along the same lines as this. I find the only way to approach albums such as this one is with a sense of humor, it makes the review way more fun to write.

Wizard
November 23rd 2008



19206 Comments


I actually gave that Urfaust album a listen and I fucking laughed my ass off. I will give this a shot as well if it's going to be a laugh fest.

masscows
November 23rd 2008



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album rules

Hyperbore
February 17th 2009



856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fags, this album is one of Graveland's best, outshined only by The Celtic Winter. "LOL HE PLAYS WITH SWORDS" So?

Hawks
February 17th 2009



34194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah Graveland is pretty awesome. Rob Darken is one weird motherfucker though.

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Hyperbore
February 17th 2009



856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Which means nothing - Paganini was thought to be possessed by the devil, Burzum kills fat people, and Trey Azagthoth is basically a D&D nerd.

noisymugwump
June 25th 2009



103 Comments


You really have to set the goofy get-ups and moronic ideologies aside when listening to black metal. I have kind of a nostalgia for Thousand Swords as it was one of the first black metal albums I really got into (way back when I was 14 or so), but even today I couldn't say it's bad. None of Graveland's material has struck me as particularly bad really.

noisymugwump
June 25th 2009



103 Comments


PS, who laughs at Urfaust? They're an outstanding band.

Jips
February 7th 2011



1129 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its pretty good... doesnt really stand out to me though

DinoX
January 31st 2012



3582 Comments


"I wouldn’t call Rob’s vocals raspy, nor screams, but more like a very phlegm-laden, gurgling cry"

Ya I tried listening to this after being recommended it from a friend. LOL! The fucking vocals are so atrocious, omg. Worst vocals ever? Impossible to listen to.

Hawks
January 31st 2012



34194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You're taking it a little bit too far.

Havey
November 17th 2012



9609 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

rob is my lord and savior

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GiaNXGX
February 28th 2013



4867 Comments


Why the hate for this dude, he's pretty awesome



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