Usurper - Lords of the Permafrost CD


Having spent so long away, Usurper may actually make bigger waves upon their return, seeing as no pretenders to their peculiar spot have come along since. The same old doubt still nags slightly that their chosen style fits together rather raggedly, especially concerning the skilful quicker riffing and the swampy slow sections; nevertheless, the way in which they manage to clobber the listener regardless of pace remains a useful feature. Even if the White Walker lookalike on the cover can’t whet your appetite for the new Game of Thrones, the unique qualities of Lords of the Permafrost should win a place in your album collection.