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This is classic... - 95%

Snxke, April 4th, 2004

This is classic "kvlt" material right here. What do you get for your money? You get a load of b-sides that rock like hell, you get a bunch of live songs that sound like they were mixed right off the soundboard and the entire mess just WORKS as a "retrospective". The album openers "The Angel and the..." and "I am Possessed" probably rock more than anything they've done in years. (Covers of Darkthrone, Venom and Discharge (!!!) make for slaying additions as well.) The live show comes across as tight and violent, marking this whole mess as a worthy contribution not only to the catalog of the Carpathian Forest fanatic but to that of anyone interested in black metal as a genre on it's own. The grinding beats, the cutting guitars and throbbing bass of this recording cannot be resisted in any form.

I am highly impressed...