Miriquidi Productions, 2008
Genre: Black Metal
5. Helvetets Maskineri
6. Djävulens Bländverk
I really like a lot of the things Miriquid Productions releases, so when I heard samples from Oferd's album I decided to buy it. Upon listening to it I found this a very difficult release to review. Sometimes the words just really aren't there to describe a release. I finally figured out why I had almost nothing to say about this release.
It is pretty much my definition of average. Honestly, I have no complaints about the album, but I also have nothing to comment on for what stands out. There are some very good riffs on this album, but they are blended with riffs that are so bland that the listener can begin to get lost in them. I feel like Oferd are going for that more hypnotic Black Metal approach, but in order for this to work you need to write riffs of a particular caliber and Oferd doesn't do this consistently. Frankly this is basically the bare minimum requirements for a good album. I find this unfortunate because Oferd will hit atmosphere and riffs that I just love, but then delve into something I find bland.
So... that's about all I can say about this. I think it would be interesting to see Oferd progress into deeper territory. For now they just can't compete with the real stand out bands in this territory of Black Metal.