Nagaarum are a solo project from Hungary that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of black, doom metal, progressive, ambient and post rock and this is a review of his 2018 album "Apples" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Avant garde sounds and ambient soundscapes start off the album while the second track shows the music getting a lot of heavier along with some clean vocals and spoken word parts being utilized as well as the slower sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of doom metal elements.
Atmospheric sounding synths are also mixed into the heavier sections of the songs while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw black metal feeling.
At times the music gets very progressive and experimental while a couple of the tracks are instrumentals along with some of the songs also being very long and epic in length as well as some tracks also adding in grim black metal screams and as the album progresses elements of post rock are added onto the recording and a couple of later tracks also introduces acoustic guitars, drones and female vocals into the music.
On this recording Nagaarum takes experimental, progressive, black, doom metal, ambient and post rock and mixes them together to create something very different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album that covers the history of 3 scientists Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley and their contributions to the scientific world and thinking.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nagaarum and if you are a fan of experimental, progressive, black, doom metal, ambient and post rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Isaac" "Robert" "Edmond" and "Modern History". 8 out of 10.