GOD SEED, ” I BEGIN” ALBUM REVIEW!

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GOD SEED, ” I BEGIN” ALBUM REVIEW!

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After losing the trademark battle for the name Gorgoroth to Infernous, vocalist Gaahl and bassist King ov Hell took some time – including Gaahl’s short-lived retirement from metal – and plotted a new path for their jarring, blasphemous black metal. God Seed’s debut, I Begin, plays out with a power that defies expectations.

Beginning with the heaving, blackened guitar grind of “Awake,” the band covers a hellish range of themes, from the death march of “This From the Past” to the brooding industrial pulse of “Bloodline.” There is a versatility here that shines, and the band – including SirKenneth Kapstad, Geir Bratland, and Lust Kilman – proves that black metal can transcend, evoking a wellspring of emotions and a musicality that overshadows God Seed’s like-minded peers.

Gaahl and King have coursed through troubling times, both personally and professionally, but with I Begin, they have ignited a new phase in a long-term collaboration that is as alive as it is dark.

I Begin is out now on Indie Recordings.

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