Gorgoroth - Pentagram LP


There had been many albums that had expressed vileness in quite concentrated doses for about 10 years beforehand, but few had gone to the point of actually manifesting the concept itself the way that Gorgoroth did on their explosive debut “Pentagram”. One could almost regard it as the wickeder black shadow of “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”, carrying a somewhat similarly crisp production, yet coming off even rawer and darker in spite of its heavily melodic overtones. In many ways it reaches back to pay homage to the first wave, particularly in its barebones approach to riff construction, and yet it also seems to challenge the founders as well in terms of its overall delivery.