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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.

The inclusion of DROTTNAR to the Prog Archives database was approved by the Progressive Metal Team. DROTTNAR are highly recommended to fans of furiously fast played and aggressive technical black/ death metal with a fusion edge.

( Biography written by UMUR)

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Endtime Productions 2014
Audio CD$12.49
$8.74 (used)
Spritual BattleSpritual Battle
Plankton Records 2010
Audio CD$15.99
Stratum by DROTTNAR (2014-08-03)Stratum by DROTTNAR (2014-08-03)
Endtime Productions
Audio CD$253.98
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4.60 | 6 ratings
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4.60 | 6 ratings

Drottnar Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by avalanchemaster

5 stars Wow. That is about all I have to say here. Imagine if you took Spiral Architect (albeit without the clean, amazing vocals), Extol (Synergy era), and a whole host of other post-black, technical- as-they-come death metal bands, thrash, some industrial/marshal influences, prog leanings galore, and then dressed it up with militant ambience and attire. You come away with Drottnar. I was immediately sucked into this album, from the first stuttering, skittish riffs that assault you once the disc was started. Simply put, I have been looking for a superbly technical black metal band for a long time, and I think I have found the holy er make that unholy grail... of technical black metal. Even though they started out (much like Extol) as a "white metal" band (christian black metal- yep it's quite the contradiction)... they are now moreover concerned with philosophical leanings. The instrumentation is layered and lilting, cavorting through your brain like a mutant with seven legs- each one being a different length- which results in the forementioned stuttering riffs- call them mathematically complex... that is the appeal for me. The movements are not necessarily predictable and mutate in a pleasing and novel way. If you want your blackened death metal to be more proggy and extremely complex and technical, this is the audio assault to massage your ears with.
Thanks to UMUR for the artist addition.

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