This is a review of another recording from Njiqahdda which continues in the atmospheric black metal with drone and post rock elements with the album being released in 2008 by Njiin Arts and called "Mal Esk Varii Aan".
Song One "Zuun Infer Maktasalubara" starts out being very slow and atmospheric with some clean singing before the clean playing and distorted parts kick in along with the programmed drums bringing a dark post rock atmosphere into existence staying that way for a few minutes, then the heavier parts and black metal screams kick in along with some spoken word parts, staying in that direction for a few minutes before before changing the guitar riffing around a bit.
Song two "Somnfaa" starts off with a very slow and heavy riff along with some grim screams/growls with the song also mixing in some powerful drum programming and the song retains the same sound till the end.
Song three "Mal Esk Varii Aan" starts out with an ambient sound before the slow and heavy riffs and drum programming kicks inn which leads to some distorted sounding black metal screams staying that way for a few minutes before the melodies and distortion kicks inn for a few seconds and then the slow depressive black elements kick inn. Around the 10 minute mark the song goes more into a dark ambient/drone direction and staying that way till the end of the song.
Song four "Oom Vortigign" starts off with a slow black metal riff and weird sounding black metal screams before the heavy drum programming kicks inn which in returns evolves into the vocals going deeper and darker staying that way for a few minutes before some kraut rock sounding synths kick in finishing off the song.
Song five "Asa Ijnahari Serviam" starts of with some powerful drum programming and heavy black/doom guitar riffs staying that way for the remainder of the song while also adding in some more melodic elements and as time passe's more some heavy drone's make their presence known.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Njiqahdda and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal with elements of drone and post rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Somnfaa" and "Oom Vortigign". RECOMMENDED BUY.