Manngard / Circling Buzzards
Album: Circling Buzzards   Collection:General
Artist:Manngard   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Candlelight Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-10 Pull Date: 2007-02-11 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 14 Dec 31 Dec 24
Airplays: 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2007: Soft Rocket
3. Dec 25, 2006: Headcleaner
It Was Demons
2. Jan 09, 2007: the Scientific Method Applied to Radio
Blood On My Face
4. Dec 23, 2006: Scatterbrain Radio
Blood On My Face

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-01-15
4 Norwegian guys doing a good mix of hardcore, death/black metal with some Ministry, Messhuggah & Motorhead thrown in. Strange but true aside: lyrics are influenced by William Faulkner’s writings.

(((((1))))) Pummnelling fast hardcore/grind mixed with modern DM with shouted vocals.
(((2))) Nice slight tech rythmn, lots of tempo shifts, but the vocals are a bit forced as are some of the breakdowns.
(((((3)))) Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellsen (“Groot-ley Shell-sen”) does vocals on this black/death/tech tune. All sung in Norwegian and too much chorus but wait til after the first 2 minutes.
(((4))) Nice groove but doesn’t go anywhere.
(((5))) Techy metal-coreish with ‘meh’ vocals get better when the faster/Voi Vod-like parts kick in.
(((6))) Pretty standard & repeptitive as fuck but the blast beat & fast parts are really nice.
((((7)))) Chunky, thick riffs, catchy like Voi Vod crossed with Prong or Messhugah?
((((((8))))) Excellent fast as hell modern mix of DM, ultra-fast HC & Ministry.
((((9)))) Great riff, “undead Lemmy” vocals, shouted choruses. Interesting mix of low tuned metal and bit of hardcore – lots of crazy guitars.

Track Listing
1. Wreathed In Rot   5. Bury The Head
2. Safe With Me   6. Unattinable Fuck
3. Gravgang   7. Into The Quagmire
4. Tomb Of God   8. It Was Demons
  9. Blood On My Face