Norsemen are a band from Germany that plays a very brutal and melodic mixture of viking, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Bloodlust" which will be released in April by Time To Kill Records.
A very epic synth orientated intro starts off the album before adding in some heavy and melodic riffing. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also utilize a great amount of melody while female vocals can also be heard briefly and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Death metal growls and black metal screams are also used quite a bit throughout the recording. A lot of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's but modern at the same time while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffing is very heavily influenced by Immortal but mixed with a more Swedish death metal style.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while some of the riffing also shows a very heavy thrash influence and most of the music also sticks to more of a heavy and brutal direction along with a small amount of clean playing being added onto the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion Norsemen are a very great sounding brutal and melodic mixture of viking, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evil master" "Bloodlust" "Serpent" and "Time Wrecked Kingdom". 8 out of 10.