Country: Germany
Title: Vermachtnis
Label: Trollzorn Records
Year: 2017
Style: Pagan Black Metal

Although a band with almost 15 years of activity and 5 studio albums released before this one I'm talking about here, this is the first time I hear (or better said notice) about Thygrim, so I guess they were really focused on the German auditory and market, and their lyrics completely in German language kind of prove me right. This is the band's sixth full-length album, an 11 tracks effort clocking almost an hour of Pagan Black Metal, mostly mid-tempo with some fast paced outbursts as well, led by an abrasive, shrieking vocal that sounds somehow comprehensive, at least for the German speaking public. On guitars level some of the tracks offer a more Black Metal approach, with straight-forward tremolo pickings, interesting and quite varied, and some others offer a more "spiritual", meditative and epic side of Thyrgrim (well, if you can get over the razor-sharp vocals), and there's where the Pagan element jumps in. A good effort, with plenty to discover and enjoy, but without something to actually stand out, to become memorable I'd say; fans of Pagan Metal, Black Metal infused Pagan Metal, not the happy kind, should try it out.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7.5/10