Spain's Itnuveth have returned with a new recording which continues the pagan black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Enuma Elish" which will be released in February by Base Record Production.
An intro starts off the album which also introduces acoustic guitars and flutes onto the recording while spoken word parts can also be heard on a few tracks before going into a heavier direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Growls can also be heard in some parts of the music while clean pagan vocals are also utilized at times. Nature orientated soundscapes are also added on some of the tracks along with some acoustic guitars and flutes also returning on some of the later songs as well as a brief use of whispered vocals.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the riffs also add in a good amount of melody and as the album progresses a couple of interludes are also added onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Sumerian, Norse Mythology, Warriors, Battles and Witchcraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Itnuveth and if you are a fan of pagan black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enume Elish" "The Abyss Of Immortal Flames" and "Powerful Energies". 8 out of 10.