3rd Album. Viking Black Metal in the vein of early Bathory. Usually devoting their skills to the Doom Masters ISOLE, Ragnar and Mats turn to a more aggressive musical direction when composing for EREB ALTOR. On the new album "Gastrike", the Swedes present the listeners with a matured sound, but at the same time with a higher level of brutality and aggressiveness than on the highly acclaimed predecessor "The End". Therefore, EREB ALTOR's sound is closely tied to the legendary early works of BATHORY. The epic hymns have been enriched with a good portion of Black Metal elements, comprising of furious blast beats, thundering double-bass and aggressive vocal parts. However, the Swedes have not forgotten their traditional elements. Hypnotic melodies and sweeping parts flow into each other, creating a highly beautiful and rewarding listening experience in which melancholic hooklines and moving vocal lines play a pivotal role. "Gastrike" elevates EREB ALTOR from being an underground phenomenon into a heavy weight of the music scene.
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