The wolf returns! That’s right after the success of last year’s “Das Ende Aller Lügen” Varg have returned with another Napalm Records release, “Götterdämmerung”! Mixing the pleasure of Melodic Death Metal with traces of Black Metal, especially in the vocals, Varg fill any void you could have had with the new EP.
Now four songs might not be enough for the die hard Varg fan, calm down you just got an album last year I think you’ll get over getting only four new songs so early. The album kicks off with the title track, “Götterdämmerung”, which will be a killer live track and show opener I can already tell. The track is full of energy, the main riff is about as catchy as they come and Freki's vocals on this track are full of power. At the halfway mark the song slows down and even in a whisper the vocals will send as a chill down your spine and with the choir style backing vocals the song sounds so full it’s practically bursting at the seams.
If you want to talk about songs that sound full though, you need to give a listen to “Knochenpfad”. Sounding like an intro to a horrific war scene with the orchestration and almost pain filled voice, this song kicks off just right. The sound of this song once all the instrumentals kick in is so full of power it’s almost a shock to the senses and this is the song where the Black Metal influences really kick through in the vocals. Freki not only sounds pissed off, but his vocals have a touch of pain to them. As the song progresses the main riff, which will get your head bobbing regardless, slowly evolves to incorporate more sound and different little pieces and parts until everything fits together like a puzzle and creates something outstanding.
I’ll be honest, this was my introduction to Varg and with it I went back and checked out other albums and songs. This is a killer band that adds more with each and every album. Varg fans should be more than pleased with “Götterdämmerung” as it's worth many listens. This Will keep you coming back for more, you’ll keep noticing little parts you might not have caught, you’ll fall in love with it. If you don’t know Varg, much like myself, I highly suggest this EP, believe me.