Horde
Hellig Usvart


5.0
classic

Review

by zjb25 USER (1 Reviews)
May 26th, 2015 | 9 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Horde spits in the face of Unholy Black Metal

In 1994 the biggest black metal bands came from the Norwegian underground prominent bands like Mayhem and Burzum seemed to be truly satanic, writing satanic lyrics and even going as far as to burn churches. It seems as though it is a bizarre genre that wouldn’t exactly bring in christian listeners but it seems it did. Australian musician Jayson Sherlock calling his music, Holy UnBlack Metal, wanted to “bring light into the darkness” as he says and give an alternative to what everyone in the Unholy Black metal scene was listening to.

On to the music, honestly the music, being the buzz saw guitars, shrill screeching vocals and blastbeat drums are exactly what you would expect from a black metal band of this era. They are however played exceptionally well and are very enjoyable. The vocals like most black metal with it’s intentionally bad production has very difficult to understand lyrics, unless you are a die hard black metal fan you would have trouble really understanding what is being said, but are preformed well and are very intense and wicked sounding, again like most black metal of the era.

In conclusion Horde’s Hellig Usvart is a seminal Black Metal album, or UnBlack Metal album and any Black Metal fan who can get over the fact that the lyrics are based in Christianity would thoroughly enjoy this album.


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BMDrummer
May 26th 2015


14529 Comments


finally a rev

someguest
May 26th 2015


29904 Comments


It's about time someone spent ten minutes on a review for this album.

Alastor
May 27th 2015


2003 Comments


unholy interpunctuation holocaustus

MewCore
June 22nd 2015


27 Comments


Things you explained work for basically any black metal album, but no matter, tnx for taking your time to write this because the album slays. Quite jolly fine riffing for the most time. Wasn't aware of this before.

Hawks
September 10th 2018


70822 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Christian black metal is such a joke lol.

Digging: Misthyrming - Algleymi

Space Jester
September 10th 2018


6312 Comments


Beliefs don’t matter if it riffs, and this RIFFS m///

Also Hawks what made you randomly comment on this when it hasn’t been bumped for three years lol

Source
September 10th 2018


11005 Comments


It's no more of a joke than non-Christian black metal lol

Hawks
September 10th 2018


70822 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yes it is. The music isn’t good either.



Also blatant Christian worshipping lyrics on a black metal album are ridiculous even if that’s the entire point of the album lol.

garas
December 4th 2018


684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album rules. Pretty raw, many riffs, haunting vocals - everything I need to enjoy it.



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