Label: Dark Essence Records – KAR134CDD / HOEST012
Format: Digipak CD
Released: 24 November 2017
Style: Black metal
Kong Vinter shows fantastic musicianship, with Hoest manning all instruments on the record, as well as vocals. The guitar tones are similar to those of Stridens Hus, with a bit more growl. On the other hand, the bass is quite a bit more distorted than previous releases, and this meshes well with the slightly cleaner guitars. The drumming is phenomenal as always, with time and tempo changes abound, plenty of double bass and blast beat work, dancing with the more groovy parts of the record. And Hoest’s vocals are as bestial and demonic as ever, with some fantastically frantic spots on tracks such as Jernhaand.
Recommended for fans of Darkthrone, Tsjuder, Gorgoroth, Carpathian Forest, Kampfar, Satyricon.