Friday, October 7, 2011

Nordheim/Lost In The North/Maple Metal Records/2011 CD Review

Nordheim are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of pagan, folk, Melodic death and black metal and this is a review of their album which was originally self released in 2010 but re-issued by maple Metal Records in 2011.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards bring a very symphonic, atmospheric and epic feel to the music with some pagan sounding flutes being thrown in at times, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffing that combines melodic death metal with black and folk metal with a touch of classic metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic and skilled sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the accoustic guitars which are only used for a few seconds they bring a very dark and medievel feeling to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched screams that combine melodic death metal and black metal together with some clean singing pagan metal vocals being thrown in at times as well as some deep growls, while the lyrics cover paganism, folklore and drinking, as for the production it has a very heavy, powerful and professional feeling to it.

In my opinion Nordheim are a very good meldoic pagan/folk/black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nightborn' "Praise To The Gods" "Sailing The Drakaar" and "Blessing From The Stars". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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