Country: Norway
Title: Djevelpakt
Label: No Colours
Year: 2017
Style: Black Metal

Hailing from a city, Lillehammer, that's more known for its winter sports connections than its Black Metal scene even to affictionados, Stormfront was formed back in 1996 and acted as a trio for a few years before becoming a one man band, format in which this debut album, Djevelpakt, was recorded and released. 8 tracks clocking almost 40 minutes of traditional Norwegian Black Metal influenced mainly (in my opinion) by Darkthrone, Djevelpakt sounds rather primitive in composition and execution, there'snot much polishing here, the tracks structures are predictible and the execution is nothing to impress either. I'd say the dying, decadent vocals are the only element that stands out on this album unfortunately, even if most of they time their harmonies are in sync with the guitar riffs which I hate profoundly. The drums parts are too simple both in rhythms and technique, the guitars are repetitive and offer no real memorable moments, and the bass lines are blunt, you can hear and follow them but they sound rather like a wall of sound than real influencial bass lines. Some of you migh prefer their Black Metal this way, so by all mean, give this album a try on the internet, but even if primitive (or especially if), I prefer more aggressive sounding Black Metal, more expressive and particular, sorry, this one didn't do it for me.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 6/10