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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 26, 2021, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: February 15, 2021

Call me jaded, but when I read a band bio that drops multiple names of bands as points of reference particularly when that list is composed of über elite names.  Such was obviously the case with NORDICWINTER as the bio stated that the album is recommended for fans of XASTHUR, FORGOTTEN TOMB, and SHINING, among others.  That certainly is quite the company to keep and of course, expectations are thus set high.  NORDICWINTER is a one-ma...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 4, 2021, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum 
Published: February 1, 2021

Enchanting and mesmerising, captivating and thought provoking all in equal measures. This is black metal but done on a higher plateau. Nordicwinter have blasted out of the barren wilderness of the Canadian frozen landscapes and have delivered us a package which generates layers of intricacy and technical brilliance in amongst the carved out frozen vistas and ice capped melodies. ‘Desolation’ truly is depressive and atmospheric black...

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Review from Blessed Altar Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, In : English 
From: Blessed Altar Zine
Published: January 18, 2021

I believed the horrid year that was 2020 was gone by now, but surely it still lingers. My most recent pick for review appears to have been released in June last year, so I decided to give the year one more chance to make it up to me in the form of the Canadian Nordicwinter and as previous mentioned, the last year released album “Desolation”. It was a nice change too, since it seems like I have been doing a lot of EPs lately h...

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Review from The Kill Chain

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, In : English 
From: The Kill Chain
Published: January 11, 2021 

Originally released last summer, the third album from Canadian depressive black metaller Nordicwinter ‘Desolation’ sees a rerelease on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records in January, a perfect time of the year for cold and bleak music.

Opener ‘Forest of Despair’ meets you with cold clean tones and slowly builds into a gloomy, slow paced buzz where a haunted shriek echoes from beneath a burying fog. The music saps your energy, l...

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 Released: January 15, 2021
Genre: Depressive Black Metal