From Turku (not Turkey as someone thought!) in the cold and great Finland comes this new duo under the banner of Norrhem!
This demo (i would call it rather an EP) is from this year and so far the only release...quite naturally.
As some of you that have followed me on this place knows my affection for black metal from this country and this band does not falter, it follows the glorious path of grand, raw, dark music with strong melodic compositions.
It starts off hard and reminds me a bit of Förgjord which for me is something of a pure delight.
some slower heavy parts comes later in and sets the mood perfect. It is just 4 tracks but they deliver just enough to make a mark and i hope it wont gets lost in the tidal waves of black metal releases...
I cant read finnish but the info says that its focused on War, Nature, Folklore and thats what i would have guessed also as the music itself has that mix of aggression, a bit esoteric vibes in the way of nature etc etc so you get it even if you cant understand a word... if its good stuff all the way with strong melodies and no filler shit it works in any language.
Production is solid and let the guitars and harsh vocals lead and the drums is a bit lower in the mix whitch is just like it should be. Nothing gets lost.
I look forward to their next release for sure!
Solid traditional Finnish black metal.
1. Prelude - instrumental
3. Pohjan tulet
4. Voima ja kunnia
Released by the great Worship Tapes!