Marduk
Panzer Division Marduk


4.0
excellent

Review

by MoosechriS USER (8 Reviews)
February 6th, 2010 | 17 replies | 3,915 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Marduks combination of blastbeats and bullets punishes your senses and you'll love every second of it.

0 of 3 thought this review was well written

Waaaaaarrrrrrr! The opening scream of “beast of prey” pretty much sums up this entire piece of blackened blast fuelled genius what more could anyone ask for in a concept album about war an unrelenting blizzard of blast beats and bullets.

This really is one unrelenting album opening with a sample of gun fire and explosions followed by a full speed tremolo picked blast fest that doesn’t pause for breath for the entire 30 minutes. What we have here musically is your standard basic tremolo picked black metal but with the intensity turned up by a fair few notches. The guitars are pretty much tremolo picked riffs for the entire duration but with a strangely catchy feel, I know this may sound odd but i’ve found myself humming some of these riffs to myself at work. The drums blast, blast and then they blast some more and there really is nothing else drum wise happening on this record its so one dimensional it hurts… And on any other album it would feel boring and repetitive but for some reason here it doesn’t. The bass is as with a lot of black metal there but just barely. Then there’s the vocals. I’d say the only thing letting this album down are the vocals in my opinion. Their not terrible or even bad they just don’t stand out as anything amazing. In an album so unrelenting and furious they just don’t seem to carry the intensity of what is going on.

The production is nice and clear the drums are very up front but not so much that they take anything away from the guitars, vocals etc. The drums keep the intensity up to a maximum at all times with the only breaks coming in the form of more samples of explosions and gunfire. Every instrument is clear and audible and has its own place in the mix which is why this album feels like a shotgun blast in the face.

Musically speaking I think a lot of people will find this album very one dimensional in its musical approach, but there’s something there amongst the constant blast beats and blasphemies that still grabs you and pins you down. Its raw its painful and its ugly and yet you still feel compelled to play it again and again and again. All things said and done this album still slays at rapes christ a new arsehole in the process. I think if the album was any longer it would probably begin to feel monotonous but it doesn’t, it’s explosive power is harnessed perfectly over it’s 30 minutes like a cluster bomb to the senses. This is an album that should not be enjoyed as individual songs but endured for the 30 minute duration like you’re scrambling for cover in a fire fight.



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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2010



16310 Comments


Review is all over the place. You more or less neglected to use punctuation and you repeat the same points over and over again. You also contradict yourself multiple times, like when you mention how the drums are "so one-dimensional it hurts" yet you go on to say that "the only thing letting this album down are the vocals"..... your immaturity when it comes to the genre shows, especially when you talk about Marduk like they are the most unrelenting black metal band in the genre.

Try to work on your grammar, and approach each review with a more objective attitude. Take yourself out of the picture and just talk about the music without bringing one-sided personal attitudes into it.

All things said and done this album still slays at(sic) rapes christ a new arsehole in the process.

Don't ever write like this in a review because nobody will take you seriously.

ov420
February 6th 2010



300 Comments


who says arsehole these days

Countess
February 7th 2010



818 Comments


"this album still slays at rapes christ a new arsehole in the process"

I agree with Crysis on this, can't take it seriously. Also you have no regard for punctuation and posting 3 reviews in a row isn't going to make you many friends here

72Alexander27
February 7th 2010



49 Comments


Agree with Crysis dude, you're off to a pretty awful start.

MoosechriS
February 7th 2010



4960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers for the feedback i only posted 3 reviews because they were ones i'd previously done on Metal Archives and i wanted feedback. I am new to the whole black metal genre and reading back i can see exactly what you mean it is pretty horific lol. Yet again thanks for the feedback

TheEnforcer
February 7th 2010



270 Comments


Good spirit Moosechris just next time take a little time with your reviews, there's even a proof reading thread in the forums you might want to check out.

Wizard
February 7th 2010



19343 Comments


Don't ever write like this in a review because nobody will take you seriously.

Crysis, I write like this all the time and you never say anything bad about it hahahaha. My shit analogies are through the roof!

Moose, just take into consideration what Crysis said.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2010



16310 Comments


Crysis, I write like this all the time and you never say anything bad about it hahahaha. My shit analogies are through the roof!

I always assume you are joking whereas this review makes it sound serious.

Wizard
February 7th 2010



19343 Comments


Am I joking?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2010



16310 Comments


I hope so haha you enjoy sarcasm

Wizard
February 7th 2010



19343 Comments


I do indeed. Say, shouldn't you be watching the Superbowl with everybody or are the stray like myself who doesn't give a shit to watch some asshole get paid $1,000,000 to play sports?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2010



16310 Comments


I'm with you on that, watching the Superbowl isn't anything I don't mind missing.

Wizard
February 7th 2010



19343 Comments


I will go into work tomorrow and everybody will talking about who won and I can see myself going up to them and being all "Hey, who one the game last night?" hahahahaha

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2010



16310 Comments


lawl

Wizard youtube the songs from Immolation's new album and you'll shit your pants at how good they are.

Wizard
February 7th 2010



19343 Comments


I just commented on your last response in Close to a World Below hahahaha. I'm just going to wait and purchase it.

Edit: Checking out that one song you recommended!

MoosechriS
February 8th 2010



4960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers for the proof reading thread and to let you guys know i am joking with my analogies i definately aint serious about it lol

DeathByAstonishment
October 5th 2012



269 Comments


Go home kid, these elitists are assholes ;)



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