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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Niege et Norieceur/Hymnes de la Montagne Noire/Sepulchral Productions/2011 CD Review

  Neige et Noriceur are a band from Canada that has had their previous album reviewed as well as being interviewed by this zine that went into a more raw black metal sound on this recording but still keeping  elements of ambient and drone/doom on this recording and this is a review of their 2011 album "Hymnes de la Montagne Noire" which was released by Sepulchral Productions.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the sound effects and synths when they are they bring a very dark, ambient, avant- garde felling to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw and primitive black metal riffs mixed in with some influences from ambient and drone/doom in addition there are some very dark melodies present, and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking to add another dimension of darkness to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched and grim sounding black metal screams, while the lyrics are written in French and cover Occultism, Heritage, and Quebecois History, as for the production it has a very raw, and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion this is another great album from Niege et Norieceur and if you where a fan of their previous recordings, you shall enjoy this album as well. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hymne 2" and "Hymne 5". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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