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LIKFERD

Likferd


Like their countrymen in Enslaved, the members of Windir have dedicated their band's entire career to chronicling the epic tales of Norse history and legend in loving, almost obsessive fashion -- and by means of incredibly violent black metal to boot. Their fourth opus, 2003's beautifully rendered Likferd, is no exception: from the mood-setting period painting by Norwegian artist Tidemand og Gude gracing its cover to the native themes and metallic orchestrations within, everything about the album speaks "Norway." Amazingly, only their second effort to feature any lyrics sung in English, Likferd boasts a wealth of cinematic black metal, with overpowering tracks like "Martyrium," "Despot," and "On the Mountain of Goats" qualifying, for all intents and purposes, as classically constructed symphonic pieces. Except here, they are performed by a virtual orchestra consisting of multi-tracked guitars, keyboards, and a smattering of blastbeat percussion, all of which, along with predominantly hoarse screams and the occasional choral vocal sections, weave densely harmonic reams of sound. Somewhat at odds with the album's analog heart, electronic elements occasionally rear their unwelcome heads, but save for portions of the lengthy "Fagning," they too are more often than not seamlessly integrated into Likferd's impressive canvas. And with further masterful highlights such as "Resurrection of the Wild" and "Blodssvik" leading the way, the stage is set for an emotionally complex and remarkably sensory listening experience. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Head Not Found
  • UPC: 7035534000588
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Track listings

  • 1. Resurrection Of The Wild
  • 2. Martyrium
  • 3. Despot
  • 4. Blodssvik
  • 5. Fagning
  • 6. On The Mountain Of Goats
  • 7. Dauden
  • 8. ’tti Morkna
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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