|Review: Aurvandil - Yearning|
Year released: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 4, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (10 Votes)
I like this, but it's not really awesome. Aurvandil play a kind of mid-paced, trancey Black Metal with a lot of haunting melodies and atmosphere. There is more than a slight similarity to Agalloch with the brooding soundscapes and the muted sound to the guitars that turns them into more a melodic than rhythm instrument. Acoustic breaks, moody epic compositions, and vocals mixed low so they sound like they are coming from far away or deep inside the frozen Earth. While none of the compositions really transcends and becomes great, this is a very solid and enjoyable disc with no weak points or breaks in the mood. Solid, but not really exciting.
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