NordWitch – Mørk Profeti (2016) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Nordwitch - Mork Profeti - Album CoverTo stand out from this vast Death Metal populace is hard. Real hard. I usually find an endless procession of coequal black-clad Death Metal outfits of all flavors on my promo list. All of those trying to sell the same bland soup all over again. Jockeying for position in a genre that somehow lost a lot of its lustre over time. And then there are those bands that are able to just give you this trifle added spice.

NordWitch is one of them. Back in January of this year, the band already got on the RockmusicRaider radar. And a really promising radar blip it was. Only to disappear again for long months, despite the promise that a #metal record should indeed be forthcoming shortly. And by Loki, they took their sweet time delivering the goods. But now their début album Mørk Profeti – signed jointly to Dark Rituals and Satanath Records – will finally hit this very specific fan crowd with a vengeance.

NordWitch got into its unholy existence back in early 2015, still being of Ukrainian and Hungarian descent at that time. In the meantime, lineage has changed – I am told – and this is all now pure Ukraine.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash – Vanad Varjud get an aura in 2016!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Vanad Varjud - Dismal Grandeur in Nocturnal Aura - Album CoverTalk about a style that will stick to you like water in 40 Celsius below zero. A tune made for the bleaker moments in your #metal life – or for times, when you are not afraid. Best consumed in deep winter, when the wolves howl about the icy tundra of Estonia.

Vanad Varjud‘s newest concoction Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura is, whilst not very long, still a very sturdy stew of all things wild and darkly #metal. Their very strange and cold mix of Black Metal, combined with a large offering of depressive and doomish elements will impress that gloomy atmosphere upon your soul. You might want it or not. With no track shorter than an epic 10 minutes or so, you will get your share of a much bleaker tune than was present on the preceding album. Not many bands out there are really able to project this bleak landscape the way Vanad Varjud do. And this is their main strength, should they choose to get noticed.

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 [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!