Isenmor are a band from Maryland that plays folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Land Of the Setting Sun" which will be released in June.
Violins which are also a lead instruments on this recording start off the ep along with some high pitched black metal screams and blast beats a few seconds later and the band also bring s in symphonic elements and clean singing which they also mix in with the heavier parts and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Spoken word parts can be heard in some parts of the songs and the violins bring in a folk music feeling and the keyboards also gives the songs more of an epic feeling when they are utilized along with a great amount of multi-part vocal harmonies while the songs remain heavy and bring in a melodic black metal style.
Isenmor plays a style of folk metal that is very heavily dominated by violins but also bring in a touch of melodic and symphonic black metal to make their sound more heavier, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark age themes.
In my opinion Isenmor are a very great sounding folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Is A Fine Companion" and "The Old mead hall". 8 out of 10.
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