||Hail!! For once again- the Nordic Viking
lords of Borknagar
have raised their mighty chalices in bloody haste!! Album after album,
it seems, Borknagar (now a 4-man vicious circle) keep relinquishing
another chapter in the metal spectrum. With "Epic" being
by far the bands' most diverse offering, I believe more people will
delve deeper into their world- Oysteins' world!! For years, Borknagar
have remained one of the more obscure outfits in the Century Media
family. With their 6th opus, Borknagar will again open the doors to
Valhalla and be presented them with golden medallions of metal mastery!
This album, however, seems a little "over-polished" as opposed
to their earlier releases. I would gander to say that there is often
too much going on in any one passage on "Epic". Be it the
keyboard elaboration to make up for the loss of their 2nd guitar or
just trying to sound too darned perfect. I dunno, I still love these
guys. I guess I shouldn't wine and dine over the little things and
just be thankful Borknagar have released yet another magnum opus!!
Old fans and new fans alike should adore in the highest appreciation....
Reviewed By: Thomas