Album Review: Djevel – Tanker Som Rir Natten (Aftermath Music)

Ten years ago, Djevel burst into the Black Metal scene with the debut “Dødssanger”. With a fierce, raw energy and a breathtaking, ominous melodic touch, the trademark sound of the band had been placed.

Now ten years into the story, the band have kept the sound and spirit, but evolved through three stages of new musicians being added to the signature riffs of main composer Ciekals, developing the music to new heights, while still maintaining the sonic outlet that identifies Djevel.

So here we enter the third era, where Ciekals and Faust (ex-Emperor, Blood Tsunami) have been joined by new vocalist/bassist Kvitrim (Vemod). This new constellation of the band have built the bands 7th album “Tanker Som Rir Natten” which will be released on May 14th, 2021 via Aftermath Music.

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A gargantuan black metal release as we’ve come to expect from Djevel. Tanker Som Rir Natten is six tracks of lumbering and raw black metal with touches of atmosphere and melody here and there. Six tracks, all but one passing the nine minute mark. To say each one is a exhausting trek through the dark wilderness of Djevel is to underplay just how arduous the journey actually is.

Bleeding passion and moving at a constantly hyper pace, Djevel pay homage to the traditional days of black metal. While also being thoroughly unafraid to modernize the sound too. This is raw music but raw by design rather than lack of ability or talent. It’s all surrounding, all encompassing and all suffocating black metal.

Blistering wickedness, unrestrained fury, enlightening melodies, captivating atmosphere, Djevel are setting the bar for black metal in 2021 with this album.

Djevel – Tanker Som Rir Natten Full Track Listing:

1. Englene Som Falt Ned I Min Seng, Skal Jeg Sette Fri Med Brukne Vinger Og Torneglorier
2. Maanen Skal Være Mine Øine, Den Skinnende Stierne Mine Ben, Og Her Skal Jeg Vandre Til Evig Tid
3. En Krone For Et Øie Som Ser Alt, Tusind Torner For En Sønn Som Var Alt
4. Tanker Som Rir Natten
5. Naar Maanen Formørker Solen I En Dødelig Dans, Ber Jeg Moder Jord Opp Til En Siste Vals
6. Vinger Som Tok Oss Over En Brennende Himmel, Vinger Som Tok Oss Hjem


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Djevel - Tanker Som Rir Natten (Aftermath Music)
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