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Review: Nordjevel - Gnavhòl

Label: Indie Recordings
Year released: 2022
Duration: 54:56
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: March 24, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

With musicians from such bands Ragnarok, Myrkskog and Dark Funeral, Nordjevel definitely sound promising. The excitement died down a little bit after a few songs. It’s not bad and it’s certainly the style you expect given the members’ pedigree, but I can’t say there’s anything here that stands out. It’s mostly fast, blasting black metal with raspy vocals and there isn’t all that much variation on that theme, though there are a few catchy bits here and there, but nothing earth-shattering. They’re mostly blasting through the entire album, with some slightly slower and darker passages. I may make it sound like I don’t like the album, but I do; it’s just one of those albums that you don’t put on to get your ass kicked. For me it’s something I like to put on when I need to relax (even though there’s nothing relaxing here; I’m weird) and just close my eyes and do nothing else but listen. It’s a big crushing wall of sound, but one that you just let sink in rather than punch holes in the walls with. Good stuff.

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