DROTTNAR
Black Metal • Norway

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DROTTNAR are a progressive/ technical black metal act formed in 1996 in Fredrikstad, Norway. The band was founded under the name VITALITY and released a couple of death metal styled demos using that name. When the band changed their name to DROTTNAR they started playing Viking Black Metal but with the release of the 2003 "Anamorphosis" EP the band had changed their style towards progressive/ technical black metal. DROTTNAR released their debut full-length studio album "Welterwerk" in 2006 through Endtime Productions. A small Norwegian label. The music on "Welterwerk" features elements from technical death metal, black metal and even the occasional fusion element. The album is a World War II concept album.

DROTTNAR are highly recommended to fans of furiously fast played and aggressive technical black/ death metal with a fusion edge.

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Welterwerk
Black Metal 2006
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Stratum
Black Metal 2012

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Anamorphosis
Black Metal 2003

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A White Realm
Black Metal 1998

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Spiritual Battle
Black Metal 2000

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Ad Hoc Revolt
Black Metal 2006
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Lucid Stratum
Black Metal 2011

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DROTTNAR Stratum

Album · 2012 · Black Metal
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Kev Rowland
It has been seven years since Drottnar’s debut ‘Welterwerk’, but at long last the Norwegians are back with their second. This is a highly impressive album, bringing together elements of technical, black, death, industrial, avant-garde and just about every form of extreme metal one can think of into something that is colossal in so many ways. The sound is incredible, large, loud and incredibly clear and concise so that one can hear just how much the bass is adding in terms of nuance, and all power to Tom Kvålsvoll (Emperor, Arcturus, Borknagar) for a wonderful job on the mastering. Although this album is technical on so many levels, with a cold bleakness that makes me think of an industrial complex in the middle of winter, there is also something that is inviting – as if there is a fire made of burning branches to welcome in the traveller.

The complexity of this music cannot be understated, with incredible note density that can give way to emotion and angst, or dischord that can almost (but never quite) give way to harmony. It is frightening; it is compelling, schizophrenic and all encompassing. This is not music for everyone, as its’ very nature will push many away, but if you want your music to be extreme yet always maintain a sensibility and power then look no further. The very first time I played this I was incredibly impressed, and repeated plays have only cemented that opinion. This could well be the extreme metal album of the year….. www.drottnar.com

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