Norilsk are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and post metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Le Passage Des Glaciers" which will be released in November by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
A very dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album while also mixing in the heaviness of sludge along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the solos and leads being done in a very dark and melodic fashion.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and after awhile deep death metal growls start to make their presence known along with the clean playing and acoustic guitars also adding in elements of post rock when they are utilized.
Black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the tremolo picking also brings in influences from that genre along melodic vocals also being used briefly and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also mix in elements of dark metal.
Norilsk plays a musical style that takes back, dark, doom, sludge, death and post metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover mythology and history themes.
In my opinion Norilsk are a very great sounding dark mixture of black, sludge, post, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Puits De I' oubl" "La Voie Des Morts" and "L' Erosion (Passage Part II)". 8 out of 10.