- "Recipe Ferrum"
(by Lampros Katsakioris)
Tormentor are really well-known to the black metal fans, because their
singer(Attila) had song in the legendary "De mysteriis..."(Mayhem).
They had released some demos, which made a good impression in the uderground.
Their only official release is "Anno Domini", which contains the demo
songs. However, the first full album of Tormentor is a fact. It is titled
"Recipe Ferrum!". The album is really good, but very strange too. First
of all, it is not black metal at all!!! I would say that it is a mixture
of atmospheric death metal with hard rock with a dosage of paranoia.
Some riffs remind hard rock bands, like Whitesnake. It is a completely
insane album. Take, for example, the remix of a song("Hany istok").
There are sounds of bubbles, just like the group is playing underwater.
Ufortunatelly, one song, "A hetszunya kaponyanyi monyok" crosses the
border of seriousness. In fact, it's rediculous. It's certain that you
are really confused, but you will understand when you listen to it...
Personally, I loved it.