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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 9, 2021, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: September 6, 2021

After a lengthy hiatus, Quebec, Canada-based Atmospheric Depressive Black Metal one-man horde Nordicwinter came back in a big way in 2020, releasing two new full-length albums (Requiem and Desolation) and showing no sign of slowing down as the project hits us once again with a new full-length album, entitled Sorrow, released amidst the dead of winter. Produced and engineered by the Nordicwinter’s mastermind Evillair (aka Yv...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 7, 2021, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: May 6, 2021

NORDICWINTER is a depressive/atmospheric black metal band from Canada. They formed in 2006; their latest album "Sorrow" is their fourth full length album. Actually, I shouldn't use "their" because it is a one man project from Evillair. I'm going to start with the most important part: I enjoy the hell out of this album. It ticks off all the boxes for what I look for among the best of atmo and depressive music. I also love doom and this album...

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Review from Veil of Sound

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 7, 2021, In : English 
From: Veil of Sound
Published: May 4, 2021

This is an impressively crafted atmospheric black metal album by the Canadian Nordicwinter. It is the third installation of a trilogy that started with Requiemin April last year, was followed by Desolation in June the same year and this, Sorrowin March this year. Honestly, it might not be fair only to focus on the last album in the trilogy as they all are connected.

Through preparing this review, I am fortunate to have become better acquain...

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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 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