Norilsk are a band from Quebec, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and post metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Weepers Of The Land" which will be released on October 12 by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later while the slower riffs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams.
A couple of the tracks are long and epic in length while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody and death metal growls are also used at times as well as one track also adding in a small amount of spoken word samples, elements of post metal can also be heard at times and all of the music sticks to a slower direction, clean vocals and acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track.
Norilsk creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and post metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and French and cover History and Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Norilsk and if you are a fan of black, sludge, doom, death and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Sacred Ground" and "Weepers Of The Land". 8 out of 10.