Horn
Naturkraft


5.0
classic

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
March 2nd, 2012 | 29 replies | 2,337 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An extremely well crafted black metal album with compositional arrangements that never get boring, even after repeated listens

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Sometimes the power of sound is lost with "mis-wielders" of the sword; sword being the weapon of effectiveness that reaches into our deepest parts of emotions, whether it be joyfullness or sorrow. Both of these components of joy and sorrow would summarize the overall feelings that may arise from listening to "Naturkraft". Before delving into the meat, understanding that Horn is a project of a one man band by the name of Nerrath, may add to the "personal" factor. After listening to this album you may feel a sense of connection with this German composer, solidifying his ability to connect with his audience.

Nerrath's vast wealth of musical knowledge truly shines through on this table of delectable dishes; being a fine layout of superb compositions that focus on capturing the essence of enjoyability. Tracks such as "Marsjerende" can be likened to a one hit wonder, although all of it's counterparts are no exception. This track stands out with melodious tremolos that blend just the right notes to make you feel like your on a conquering stride of accomplishment. The interchangeable segments flow ever so seemlessly as new textures are introduced like several valley rivers flowing into an ocean.

From beginning to end, "Naturkraft" carries elements of transistion that can only be appreciated as a whole. If you were to skip foward, even a minute through any given song, you'd be totally lost as if you were thrown onto a hiking trail with no map. Every second of every moment is carefully planned out, acting as your guide to the ultimate prize; which is a complete sense of satisfaction and gratitude to such an accomplishment. Every interval of change and transistion rest with just enough play out time to allow an emotion to rest with you, until it eventually evolves into it's natural course; which is where "Naturkraft" truly succeeds. Black metal albums can share various elements but what ultimately sets them apart is the personal connection established with well thought out moments. When tracks such as "So Kalt Wie Nie Zuvor" and "Deute Die Zeichen StehenAuf Sturm" start off with powerful tempos, blended with accompaning melodies, drilling the emotion in your soul; the listener is blessed with kvlt breakdowns to trasistion into mid-paced moments that are likened to the wieghtless feelings felt on a free-falling roller coaster, without the negative effects of feeling like your gonna puke.

The production really blends all these enjoyable elements perfectly and makes for an enjoyable listen when played at very high volumes; in fact, high volumes with headphones are the only way I can reap the deepest benefits from this masterpiece. There is just the right amount of fuzz to the guitars. The bass is audible. The drums have a perfect feeling of dampness to them so that the treble-like features of it don't pierce your ears during moments of tempo'd fury or high blazing decibels. Every track is placed in it's respective places to inflict the most emotion. The seven solid tracks always get right to the point and are balanced by one melodic-acoustic instrumental that really gives you tunnel vision, preparing you for a three track finale. The zoney instrumental aspects of "Akustikeinschub" blend nicely into its predecessor which gradually carries the solidified emotions successfully.

Horn offers one of the most solid discographies from any Black Metal artist/band, with enjoyable aspects that can appreciated by any music enthusiast willing to give this genre a try. For those especially acquainted with Black Metal, this album will be a joy to your life and will possibly present itself as an essential to your collection.



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CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Captain!! We've found gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones

CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^listen to this bro, if you don't like this song you won't like this album

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYYhxleNxo


mmmmmmmmmmm sooooooooo goooooooooooooood

seedofnothing
March 1st 2012



3425 Comments


wow awesome review pos

CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks for the compliments guys, I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do. If your a fan of black metal I really don't understand how one couldn't.

CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hyp will prolly 5 this

Fluttertrank
March 1st 2012



17098 Comments


Sweet review. man you really know your stuff with black and death metal. Its like you know all the underground bands.

chambered69
March 1st 2012



1253 Comments


good review man

CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Horn, not to be confused with Korn"

Or more appropriately, "Horn, not to be confused with Porn". However, in this respect, I can see the apparent misunderstandings ;]

@flutter - thanks, well when you really enjoy the genre's you tend to explore everything it has to offer and underground bands are never an exception

@ chambered69 - thanks bro!

Fluttertrank
March 1st 2012



17098 Comments


Yeah i did the same thing with thrash and Metalcore.

CaptainDooRight
March 1st 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I have with thrash but I don't really touch metalcore at all but I respect their technical abilities.

There's definitely tons of good undergound thrash bands as well.

If you haven't check my reviews for Ketzer and King's Evil, being two awesome thrash bands.

seedofnothing
March 2nd 2012



3425 Comments


this album is ridiculously awesome

CaptainDooRight
March 2nd 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

my 5 couldn't agree more with you, did you hear the whole album or just a few tracks?

Acanthus
March 2nd 2012



9537 Comments


Nice to know this holds up to the debut.

Digging: The Cure - The Head on the Door

CaptainDooRight
March 2nd 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

oh yes it very much does, Horns discography owns. this guy is a genius bro

fulgrim
March 2nd 2012



1542 Comments


Need to listen to this again, Jahreszeiten ruled but never really got into any of his other stuff.

Katechon
March 2nd 2012



684 Comments


Pos'd. Might have to check this out.

Eclecticist
March 2nd 2012



3863 Comments


Okay CaptainDooRight I am here.

Eclecticist
March 2nd 2012



3863 Comments


I read your review and I want to remind you of what I said about analogies lol

CaptainDooRight
March 2nd 2012



28329 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Need to listen to this again, Jahreszeiten ruled but never really got into any of his other stuff."

their all good, I have all of the lp's circulating on my i-pod right now. I'm playing this and the newest one right now

@Katechon - you won't regret if you like Black Metal or wanna check it out. this album is kvlt yet user friendly

WELL LOOK WHO DECIDED TO DROP IN, WHAT'S UP "ECLECTICIST".

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!all merit badges on today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ApplicationToHeaven
March 2nd 2012



1558 Comments


"superb compositions that focus on capturing the essence of enjoyability"

cool review but a lot of unwarranted over-wordiness, such as here



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