Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album and also add s in a touch of neo folk and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier and atmospheric funeral doom direction along with some grim black metal screams and melodic guitar leads and death metal growls can also be heard at times.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and t hey also mix in ambient synths in with the heavier material and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats and cascadian influences can be heard while the tremolo picking gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and violins, pianos and organs are also added into certain sections of the recording .
Some tracks also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and as the album progresses female and male clean singing vocals are added onto the recording along with the neo folk elements also making a return on some of the later tracks and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
Isenordal plays a musical style that takes pagan, black metal, funeral doom and neo folk and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Isenordal are a very great sounding mixture of pagan, black metal, funeral doom and neo folk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RE$COMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Of Winged Fire And Crawling Shadow" and "Cleansing Rites". 8 out of 10.