Narrenwind are a band from Poland that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Ja, Dago" which will be released on September 24th by Pagan Records.
A very epic sound starts off the album along with some synths and spoken word parts a few seconds later. Clean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the second track also shows the music going into a heavier direction but also mixing it with the more atmospheric elements.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals are done in mostly a deep black metal style along with some grim yet high pitched screams also being utilized at times. The riffs also ad in a decent amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with some horned instruments also being introduced on one of the tracks which also gives the music more of a progressive feeling, elements of viking metal can also be heard in some parts of the music, all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction and as the album progresses a brief use of folk instruments can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Polish and are inspired by the "Dagome ludex" trilogy written by Zbigniew Nienacki.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Narrenwind and if you are a fan of epic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Zadza Cynow" "Tyrfing" and "Dolina Smierci". 8 out of 10.