Messiah was formed in 1992 as a pure Old School Black Metal band
bands like Venom, Celtic Frost, Bathory,
and Possessed. Since then
they have changed direction and this brand new release called “Of
Myths and Legends” is filled with Pagan/Viking Metal.
Metal and Pagan/Viking Metal have not done much for me in the past
but about a year ago I began to feel different about it. To put it
simple… I have learned to appreciate both Black Metal and Pagan/Viking
Metal so; you can imagine that I was very interested when I received
this album. I
threw it in my CD-player and I liked it instantly.
this kind of music could be a hard thing to swallow for the average
Metal-fan but I find it a
well-balanced mixture of Black Metal with plenty of harmonies and a
fantastic Pagan/Folk atmosphere.
this wide spectrum the Germans never drift off into chaos, but more
often than not convince with surprising melodies and twists inside
the songs. Almost every track stands out on its own and it’s easy
them apart for each other. AND Zagan’s raspy voice suits the music
the production is great but what could you expect? We are not living
in 1930, right? I have only one small complaint… the Genghis Khan
cover “Moskau” is a tad misplaced but I can live
recommended for every fan of Pagan/Viking Metal.
Take your pick!