Monday, September 1, 2014
Naðra - Eitur (2014)
To be honest, apparently Iceland has a burgeoning black metal... I was, and still am for the most part, completely unaware of whatever that scene consists of. I somehow managed to stumble upon Naðra, and I couldn't be happier. This is pretty straightforward, very melodic black metal. It unabashedly celebrates all the basic tenets of the genre, while featuring a pristine production that very much works for the release. The riffs are super solid, and thanks to some great use of repetition, they are very much drilled into your head. An overall great release.