Nidafjoll are a solo project from Iceland that plays a symphonic form of pagan/black metal with elements of folk and this is a review of his self released 2015 album "Endir".
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some folk instruments being added onto the recording a few seconds later and clean singing pagan vocals and o the second track the music gets more heavy, melodic and symphonic along with some high pitched black metal screams and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard while some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and they also mix the heavy, symphonic and folk elements together quite a bit throughout the tracks and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length as well as a couple of instrumentals being present on the recording and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly.
Nidafjoll plays a style of black metal that is very epic and atmospheric while also mixing in elements of folk and pagan metal to create s style of his own, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover a tragic love story that revolves around the Norse myth Ragnarok.
In my opinion Nidafjoll are a very great sounding symphonic pagan/black metal solo project and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forsja Frigger" "Svart Tar" and "Troda Halir Helveg". 8 out of 10.