Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nechochwen - Azimuths to the otherworld

Genre : Folk black metal / Neofolk

Such rich music is unusual, let's be honest. Azimuths to the otherworld draws influences from many musical genres, most obvious ones being neofolk elements, clean and death metal vocals, black metal drums, but also some power metal chords (yeah, I know it could sound scary), and most impressive thing is that the result is amazing. Also, it's not just a matter of influences but real genres merging, as there is as much neofolk as metal in this album. Only flaw, due to this, is that you never know what to expect from such a release, if you're looking for some intense, blastering metal, it's not the perfect deal because there are many calm tracks, and if looking for calm neofolk, metal parts can get annoying. But still, one can only admit that this is uncommon, experimental, yet skillful. and for those who complain about bands ripping off each other, just dig this album, for it has a real identity.

Allumhammochwen - The crossing shows a good part of that versatility and as a good part of the album consist in strict neofolk, you may want to check out acoustic Gissis Mikana. And follow Nechochwen on Facebook.

Other reviews from Nechochwen:
   - Algonkian mythos

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