Numenor are a band from Serbia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an epic mixture of black and power metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Colossal Darkness" which was re-issued in 2021 by Elevate.
A classical music influenced sound starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while symphonic elements are als mixed in with the heavy sections of the songs. Grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Power metal style vocals are also utilized on a couple of songs while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to a classic and traditional style of metal along with some spoken word parts also being utilized on a few tracks.
When the music finally speeds up on a couple of tracks a small amount of blast beats can be heard as well as a couple of songs also adding in a brief use of whispered spoken word parts and the album closes with some Iron Maiden and Rainbow covers. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Fantasy, Literature and the writings of J.R.R Tolkien.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Numenor and if you are a fan of epic and symphonic black and power metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Eternal Champion" "The Alchemist" "While the Gods laugh" and "Stargazer". 8 out of 10.