Nordland are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that plays a very raw and primitive from of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2011 album which was released by Glorious North Productions.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with primitive riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black/pagan metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing with the songs being very long and epic in length and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with a brief use of spoken word parts, while t he lyrics cover Norse Paganism, Nature and Misanthropy, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Nordland are a very great grim sounding, raw and primitive black/pagan metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thule" "Messenger Of The Vortex Winds" and "Lords Of The Great Dwelling". RECOMMENDED BUY.