“You have the talent, but you need to have and others around you to be stronger.”
Walter “Crom” Grosse is mostly known for his participation in the black metal band from Germany, Dark Fortress and by the moment he left them he lost no time for devoting himself in his own band. His occasion follows the big examples of musicians, who apart from their basic bands they had and their personal one too. On the first side, Fenriz while he was in Darkthrone he created Isengard and played everything on his own and from the other side Quorthon tried through Quorthon to change his music style from that one of Bathory.
I can also say that Quorthon is the main affect for Crom in his music.
Unfortunately the continuity is not the same to the beginning and here is what I was talking about above. If Crom had other musicians by his side, just like his lyric and he shared his ideas with them, then the album would be tighter than it is right now and of course we would hear more tough riffs come out from the melodic overtures as they presented in “My Destiny” and “This Dying World”.
These two songs do not have the power neither of the first two nor of “My Song For All The Broken Hearts”, the one with the best feeling that one musician can raise. They are heard too light for an epic album and not able to make you check them again.
“Eternal Dreaming” is a beautiful instrumental with all the clues of the above songs, but not able to full fill the mediocrity that appears in here because of some songs. Crom follows the right tactic to reproduce some of the most grandiose moments of Bathory, he has his personal identity in the sound, but he needs to try more,
Points: 6 / 10
Review by Dr. Feelgood