AlNamrood area band from Saudi Arabia that has been featured before in this zine and plays and occult form of black metal with a touch of oriental folk music and this is a review of their 2015 album "Diaji Al joor" which was released by Shaytan Productions.
A very dark, atmospheric and ritualistic sound starts off the album along with some elements of Arabic folk music that also brings melodic ethnic chanting onto the recording and they also bring in a small amount of tribal drum beats and after the intro the music retains its folk traces and also introduces acoustic guitars to the tracks.
Once the music gets heavy it also brings in a great amount of melody while also going into a more of a raw style of black metal that also uses a great amount of grim screams that also get high pitched at times and blast beats and the songs also bring 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 some tracks bring in a small amount of spoken word parts, whispers and atmospheric sounds and after awhile melodic vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also mix the folk music and black metal elements together.
AlNamrood creates another album that continues their mixture of atmospheric occult black metal with Middle Eastern and oriental folk music while also adding in more catchy riffs this time around and they also expand their style out a bit more, the production sounds very dark and powerful while the lyrics are written in Arabic and cover Ancient History, Darkness, Evil and Anti Religion themes.
I my opinion this is another great sounding recording from AlNamrood and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Zamjara Alat" "Adghan" and "Ana Al Tughian". 8 out of 10.