With their previous album ‘Hierophany Of The Open Grave’ (2011) US black metallers NIGHTBRINGER succeeded to raise eyebrows in Europe, but the old world was rather busy with sufficient orthodox Black Metal of its own. This is about to change. Sure, the elements that ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’ is made of are well known. There are obvious traces of EMPEROR, DARK FUNERAL and DIMMU BORGIR among other black classics to be found on the American's fourth full-length. Yet NIGHTBRINGER have created dark and gripping music that is clearly bigger than the sum of its parts. Their songwriting is flawlessly elegant and easily carries even through songs of epic duration without a single second wasted. Now it is time to listen to NIGHTBRINGER again without prejudice and discover the remarkable strength of ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’ that will lead them to the elite circle of American black metal!
Recommended if you like: EMPEROR, WATAIN, NACHTMYSTIUM, DARK FUNERAL, DIMMU BORGIR, ACHERONTAS