Isenmor are a band from Maryland that plays viking/folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Land Of The Setting Sun".
Violins start off the ep along with some heavy guitars and black metal screams and the music also mixes in elements of thrash and death metal and the clean singing gives the songs more of a pagan metal feeling and they also mix the folk music and heavy parts together and you can also hear spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can hear a great amount of melody being utilized in the guitar riffing and the vocals also bring in a small amount of growls at times and as the ep progresses keyboards are brought in briefly and none of the songs use any guitar solos and leads.
Isenmor plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the viking and folk metal genres but also mix in a great amount of black metal elements and a touch of thrash and death metal to give their musical style more of a heavy sound, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Nordic and Vinlandic Mythology.
In my opinion Isenmor are a very great sounding viking/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 "Land Of the Setting Sun". 8 out of 10.
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