With vibrant and pungent guitar lines – and a belligerent protuberant harmonious alignment –, the band conceives a genuinely fluid and sinister, but deeply resonant musical diagram. With a latent virtuosity that easily manages to embrace a cohesive style, and a sagaciously evasive sound, despite the fact that Trollheims Grott displays certain commonalities inherent to the genre, they exhibit an intelligent, elegant and extravagant sound, whose effective qualities definitely creates an excellent pattern of possibilities, among the best the genre has to offer.
They do fall occasionally in very homogeneous and predictable territory; nevertheless, they have an independent degree of creativity, that makes their music to be quite amusing and – at least to a certain degree –, sensible to more discreet, but pervasive elements. The band explore with tenacious vivacity their fatalist quest for a dark, lugubrious and obscure sound, that at the same time can be quite energetic, aggressive, dispersive and dynamic.
With a dissonant and sometimes tragic, melancholic density, that explores the peripheral tonalities of its renitent splendor, Aligned with the True Death definitely qualifies as a good, sophisticated album – even formidable at some passages –, that not only comprehends black metal as a principle, but works tirelessly to conceive and bring to light the best sonorous possibilities of the genre. Stylistically, this work has very little inconsistencies or common ground features. Trollheims Grott displays a coherent, effervescent and competent work, reinventing the brutality of black metal, with an incisive degree of creativity, that interacts with its own methodical and deliberative nefarious cosmogony.