Browsing Archive: March, 2021

Review from Brothers in Raw

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, In : Dutch 
From: Brothers in Raw
Published: March 29, 2021

Het Canadese éénmansproject Nordicwinter is met Sorrow toe aan een vierde volwaardige release. Desondanks trap ik met veel misplaatst drama een open deur in als ik stel dat het project weinig bekendheid geniet. Ik spendeer behoorlijk wat grijze avonden op een jaar grasduinend doorheen al het goede en minder goede dat op Bandcamp te vinden is, maar op Nordicwinter was ik nog niet gebotst. Het duurde tot Hypnotic Dirge Records in 2020...

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Review from Edmund Sackbauer

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, In : English 
From: Metal-Archives Review
Published: March 29, 2021

Nordicwinter is another great project from the Québec area. However, if you came into this expecting the trademark sound from this region you might end up being surprised. While a lot of the more well known bands from over there rely on fast tremolo runs and catchy lead melodies Nordicwinter is a different beast. Mournful harmonies and epic soundscapes are paired with deep emotions and a certain level of melancholy. To a certai...

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Review from Angry Metal Guy

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, In : English 
From: Angry Metal Guy
Published: March 29, 2021

The erudite doctor known about these parts as Doom_et_Al recently wrote: “We can ramble on all day about clever technical flourishes, dissonant chords, and foreboding atmospheres, but when all is said and done, we metalheads respect the almighty riff.” Frankly, it’s pretty hard to argue with him but it does present a problem for those of us – including Dr Doom and myself – who are atmoblack fans, since this subgenre is not n...

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Review from Hellfire Magazin

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, In : German 
From: Hellfire Magazin
Published: March 24, 2021

2006 startet „Evillair“ sein Soloprojekt „Nordicwinter“. Das zu rezensierende aktuelle Werk hat drei Full Length Vorgänger. „Threnody“ (2007), „Requiem“ und „Desolation“ (2020). Zwei Longplayer in nur einem Jahr, Chapeau, und noch dazu in einem durch Corona verseuchten Jahr.

Und gleich schon zum Frühlingsanfang ein Masterpiece, was ich absolut nach dem ersten Hör-Durchlauf für mich behaupten kann. Sieben Tracks...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 25, 2021, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: March 25, 2021

This is the fourth album from Canadian one-man black metal act Nordicwinter.

After enjoying 2020’s Desolation, I was pleased to see another work from this artist so quickly. Sorrow contains 53 minutes of atmospheric/depressive black metal.

No secret – I’m a big fan of this sort of style, especially when it’s done as well as it is here. The well-written music on Sorrow just oozes depth and quality, and the artist behind this band...

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 Released: March 26, 2021
Genre: Depressive Black Metal