Australia's Norse have returned with a new album that continues the melodic style of blackened death metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Divine Light Of The New Sun" which will be released in May by transcending Obscurity Records.
A very heavy yet melodic guitar sound starts off the album a long with some drum beats a few seconds later and a few seconds later black metal screams along with atmospheric sounds start to make their presence known and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also mix in a great amount of progressive structures along with t he music also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and avant garde elements while always remaining heavy.
On this recording Norse takes their melodic style of blackened death metal in a more dissonant and bleak direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misanthropy and escapism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Norse and if you are a fan of melodic and dissonant blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Supreme Vertical Ascent" "The Divine Light of A New Sun" "Sandarkan" and "Cyclic". 8 out of 10.