"ELEMENTE" is the second full length release from the German band HANGATYR.
HANGATYR is another name for Odin translated as "Hanged God" from the world tree in
Norse Mythology. They play an old school style of Pagan / Black Metal music. The
music has an old world feel to it, which is very cold and dark feeling. They remind me of a
lot of the Black Metal bands coming out of Europe in the early '90's. They have that old
raw D.I.Y. feel that most of the bands back then had, because that's how it was. The music
itself has a some what battle or war like vibe to it and reminds me of some of the bands
from back in the day that were on WORLD WAR III RECORDS and NECROPOLIS
RECORDS. There is a full thunderous sound that almost feels like the cold mountains in
the middle of no where. The guitars have a very strong tinge to them that gives off this
coldness vibe. They then add in the harsh and throaty vocals of Silvio to round out their
sound with some clean backing vocals of Tele mixed in. There is a strong Norwegian
Black Metal feel at times as well. If you were to mix in bands like BURZUM, VALADIR,
DOOMGIVER, NORDFROST, VINTERFOREST & STURMFOLK together you
would get a good idea of what HANGATYR has to offer. This is one for all old school
Pagan Black Metal fans!!!