Thursday, November 7, 2013
Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen (2013 NN Promo)
"Last year’s Eremita certainly showed signs of change in former Emperor frontman, now solo tycoon; Ihsahn and this new album is no different. As a matter of fact, this album even further layers the ability of the artist and shows him in a much different light than some of us would’ve ever suspected. At any rate, I don’t think there’s any way that I can best describe this record, then to take you through it. “Hilber” opens the disc with prog theatrics that make me think that Ihsahn might secretly be a hardcore fan of the James Bond films, while “Regen” brings in epic orchestrations and unforeseen maturity. Of course, when “NaCl” comes into the picture it makes me think of Ihsahn fronting King Crimson or Camel. But what’s more, is that his clean approach has gotten so good in the past few years that he could actually do a prog metal act justice..."
Read More Here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-ihsahn-das-seelenbrechen/