Nordicwinter are a solo project from Quebec, Canada that plays a very atmospheric and depressive black metal and this is a review of his album "Desolation" which will be released in 2021 by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album while also using a variety of many different sounding keys which also mix in with the heavier sections of the music at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal s creams.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the music also has its atmospheric moments. The riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with one of the tracks also introducing spoken word parts onto the recording as well as some songs also adding in a small amount of clean playing, when tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo style.
Nordicwinter plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and depressive sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover despair, death, agony and agony themes.
In my opinion Nordicwinter are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forest Of Despair" and "Tomb Of Silence". 8 out of 10.