Title: Livssyklus & Dodssyklus
Label: Grimm Distribution / Final Gate Records
Style: Black Metal
Active since 1996 under different monikers, Swiss one man band Enoid offer here its debut album from 2006 and the second one from 2007 remastered and gathered on the same CD, 13 tracks in a bit over an hour of playing time. A mostly fast paced and brutal Black Metal with occasional slow and mid-tempo passages, with plenty of atmospheric guitar riffs and leads that create a dark, chilling cold atmosphere. Even though on some parts the drum programs are really synthetic and even annoying for some (including me), most of the times they blend well within the compositions and even enhance the overall brutality of Enoid's music, but from my point of view the most interesting and enticing element in Enoid's music is the vocal timbre: hoarse, ghoulish, razor-sharp, ice-cold shrieks that will freeze your blood, supported by occasional clean vocals in the background. The guitar riffs and leads also are an interesting aspect in Enoid's music, so all in all we got a serious project here capable of impressing the fanatics of this genre, and I'd especially recommend this to Burzum fans. The CD is limited to 500 copies, less than the two albums were initially printed, but back in those years CDs were selling way better.
Reviewed by Adrian