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Truppensturm - Salute To The Iron Emperors

Salute To The Iron Emperors
by Harry Papadopoulos at 20 June 2010, 9:06 AM

It was around 00:15 when I told myself to write another review before I go to bed. So TRUPPENSTURM were next in line. I opened my media player and pressed the "play" button. And in a few seconds…mayhem! I thought that a war was taking place. But let’s start in a bit more orthodox way.

Not much is known about TRUPPENSTURM. This one-man project came to birth in 2006. In the same year, they/he released a self titled EP and a year later their debut album. TRUPPENSTURM (meaning “storm troops”) first album was “Fields Of Devastation” and it took some good reviews as far as I found out, since I wasn’t aware about them until now, so I thought it would be nice to give them a try.

The album starts with war sirens, which are heard again during the album alongside other samples that give you an idea of what’s to come: 34 minutes of brutal Black Metal. Salute To The Iron Emperors” is a direct attack from your speakers. Low tuned guitars, blasts and growls are combined in order to experience this assault. The production is a bit dump, but it is the one one you are expecting for an album of this genre. The first half is not bad, but after a while I begun feeling bored. ”Antichrist Imminent!” has a small intro without the blast beats, but in my opinion there should have been more small parts like this one in order to make a more claustrophobic atmosphere. So in one hand I like the “in your face” attitude of the album and its brutality but on the other hand I believe that Vangard Von Rimburg repeats himself after a while.

Overall, Salute To The Iron Emperors” is not a bad album, but it’s not a masterpiece either. I believe that if he had put some weight in the atmosphere and combined it with his brutality the outcome would have been much better. Fans of brutal Black/Death Metal though will be more than happy if they buy this CD.

3 Star Rating

  1. Obliteration Of All Beings
  2. Amongst 10.000
  3. Burning Depths
  4. Sardonic Cross
  5. Hostile
  6. Antichrist Imminent!
  7. NecroEucharist
  8. Huertgen
  9. Triumphal Arch Of The Dead
  10. Armed & Commanded
  11. Gustav - The Great
  12. Uraniumachine
Vangard Von Rimburg - All instruments, Vocals
Record Label: Van Records


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