"Origin" (Century Media; 2006)
Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter
Borknagar always wanted to further explore the organic sound of their
material and with “Origin” the band has achieved its goals. Far removed from the orchestral
black metal style, “Origin” is solid addition to the Borknagar canon.
Borknagar added guest musicians to more easily capture a natural approach via the use of violins, cellos, flutes, and recorders. By and large, “Origin” reveals Borknagar to be experts at exploiting the nuances of their material in ways that full-on electrified performances would not allow.
“Origin” was produced by Borknagar and co-produced by Borge Finstad.
For more information visit http://www.borknagar.com/.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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