Sheol (album)

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Sheol
SheolAlbumCover.png
Studio album by Naglfar
Released 24 March 2003 (2003-03-24)
Recorded July – August 2001 at Ballerina Audio AB, Sweden
Genre Black metal, death metal
Length 43:37
Label Century Media
Naglfar chronology
Ex Inferis
(2002)Ex Inferis2002
Sheol
(2003)
Pariah
(2005)Pariah2005

Sheol is the third studio album by Swedish black metal band Naglfar. It was released on 24 March 2003[1] through Century Media Records and New Hawen Records.[2] It was their first full-length album in five years, after Diabolical (1998).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! favourable[3]
Rock Hard (de) 10/10[4]

Laura Taylor of Exclaim! said that Sheol is "as melodic as it is brutal", and called it "an unrelenting attack on the senses". She noted that the album "starts to lose effectiveness towards the...end".[3] In 2005, Sheol was ranked number 407 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Naglfar.

No. Title Length
1. "I Am Vengeance" 5:16
2. "Black God Aftermath" 6:28
3. "Wrath of the Fallen" 4:52
4. "Abysmal Descent" 6:56
5. "Devoured by Naglfar" 4:32
6. "Of Gorgons Spawned Through Witchcraft" 4:45
7. "Unleash Hell" 3:31
8. "Force of Pandemonium" 5:25
9. "The Infernal Ceremony" (instrumental) 1:52

Personnel[edit]

Naglfar[edit]

  • Jens Rydén – vocals, layout, logo, additional artwork
  • Kristoffer Olivius – bass, vocals
  • Andreas Nilsson – guitars
  • Marcus E. Norman – guitars, keyboards
  • Mattias Grahn – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Nils Johansson – engineering
  • Ingrid Sjöberg – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naglfar official homepage". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "NAGLFAR Announce Swedish Concert". Blabbermouth.net. 22 January 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Taylor, Laura (July 2003). "Naglfar - Sheol". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Rock Hard review". issue 191. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 46. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.