Saudi Arabia's AlNamrood have returned with a new recording the continues the middle eastern folk music inspired form of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "Enkar" which will be released in May by Shaytan Productions.
Middle eastern style folk instruments start off the album and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the music at times and after awhile blast beats and rough yet grim black metal screams are added onto the recording and they also add clean singing into some parts of the songs.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion while you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing and one track also brings in a brief use of war samples before returning back to a heavier direction and there is also an instrumental before closing the album with two vocal songs.
AlNamrood creates another recording that remains true to the middle eastern folk music inspired style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover ancient history and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from AlNamrood and if you are a fan of middle eastern black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nabth" "Estibdad" "Ensaf" and "Entiqam". 8 out of 10.