was official dubbed this bands name in the fall of 2005 and after a few
years under the moniker Soontagana. “Veretasu Maade Poeg” is
pretty much raw pagan black metal, but you can hear some of their previous
folk metal resonance. I think it might be due to the battle drum, beat driven,
black metal riffs. The band keeps a pretty good rhythm with those riffs
and they create a nice haunting atmosphere too. This ambiance starts at
the beginning of this disc with an intro. It’s an instrumental with
sound effects, a good way to present the vibe of a record from the start.
Kind of sets the mood for this disc. Band founder Küüvits Sünge
uses unique black metal vocals. Metal Fanatix writer Tom and I have kind
of been joking around about the progression of extreme music over the last
few years. And we thought soon there could be a new style to develop, something
like gasping metal or gasping black metal. But this is no joke! The vocalist
does a gasping black metal vocal like a ghastly, howling demon. It can make
the hair stand up on the back of your neck. I think it’s awesome!
Add few more of those battle drum, black metal riffs with those screams
and “Veretasu Maade Poeg” would be even more to my liking. Six
tracks and almost twenty-five minutes of raw black metal…done the
as it should be.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins