United Kingdom's Ninkharsag have returned with a new album that continues the raw and melodic occult black metal sound of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Blood Of Celestial Kings" which was released by Candlelight Records.
A very fast and raw old school 90's influenced black metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats as well as some of the riffing bringing in melodies and once the high pitched screams start to kick in the songs start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals also sound very grim at times and the music also brings in an old school Swedish feeling at times but with more of a modern take on that style and as the album progresses classical guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when solos and leads are utilized they stick to a melodic musical direction and towards the end one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Ninkharsag creates another very fast, raw and melodic old school black metal sound that is still very heavily rooted in the 90's but done with more modern technology being involved, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Ancient History, Magick, War and Occultism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ninkharsag and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Essential Salts Of Human Dust" "Tartarus Unbound" and "Dawn Of the Age Of Aquarius". 8 out of 10.