Review from Crossfire Metal

February 3, 2019
From: Crossfire Metal
Published: February 3, 2019

Obwohl Norilsk eine Stadt in Sibirien ist, kommt die gleichnamige Band aus Kanada. 2012 wurden sie erst ins Leben gerufen, dennoch haben sie schon eine EP und drei reguläre Alben draußen. Ihre Musik auf dieser Digipack-CD ist eine interessante Mischung aus Doom-, Black und Post-Metal. Es gibt tiefe, träge, Hippie-mäßige Riffs kombiniert mit kehligem Kreischgesang. Zwischendurch gibt es immer wieder gesprochene Samples, deren Ursprung ich nicht kenne; vermutlich irgendwelche alten Filmzitate. Die Band kombiniert Hippie-Doom wie Cathedral oder Celestial Season mit Doom-/Death-Einflüssen von Paradise Lost, alten Katatonia, Mourning Beloveth und alten Anathema. Düstere Riffs im Stil von Celtic Frost und Morgion werden ebenfalls mit eingebunden. Auch wenn man bei Kanada und Sibirien immer nur an Schnee und Eis denkt: Hier kommt eher herbstliche Stimmung auf. Trotz vieler verschiedener Einflüsse herrscht im Gesamtbild aber auch eine gewisse Monotonie, was die ominösen Post-Metal-Einflüsse aber nur bedingt rechtfertigt. So viel „Post“ gibt es hier nämlich zum Glück nicht. Es ist eher ein Doom-/Death Metal-Album mit starkem Hippie-Einschlag geworden, was zwar nicht außerordentlich gut ist, aber durchaus auch seine Reize hat.

Rating: 7/10
Reviewed by: Daniel Müller
 

Review from Musika

January 30, 2019
From: Musika
Published: January 27, 2019

Norilsk is een Canadese death / doom band die is ontstaan in 2014. De band bracht in 2015 zijn debuut op de markt, waaruit al blijkt dat Norilsk zich niet in een hokje laat duwen. Binnen de death en doom invloeden, merkten we namelijk ook streepjes black metal tot zelfs post metal sausjes op. In 2017 zet de band dat nog wat meer in de verf met een zeer geslaagde opvolger ‘Le Passage De Glaciers’. Medio 2018 kwam eindelijk een opvolger op...

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Review from Rockerstage

January 17, 2019
From: Rockerstage
Published: January 15, 2019

Il duo Doom/Death canadese esce con Weepers of the Land in formato EP sulla stessa linea del precedente full-lenght. Le collaborazioni non sono mancate con la presenza di musicisti canadesi che hanno dato il loro apporto a questo lavoro di 5 tracce in cui troviamo la cover di Mylène Farmer, cantautrice canadese cantata in francese.
32 minuti per il loro terzo album in studio che come dichiara il cantante Nic Miquelon è il proseguo del ...

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Review from Wings of Death

January 9, 2019
From: Wings of Death
Published: January 8, 2019

Norilsk is de meest noordelijke stad in Siberië, en ligt daarmee in een van de koudste gebieden ter wereld. Norilsk is ook een Canadese metalband, waarover ik eerder al lovende woorden schreef. Hun donkere vorm van extreme metal, met invloeden van vooral doom en atmosferische black, wist me op voorgaande releases prima te boeien. Weepers of the Land is het laatst verschenen wapenfeit.

Meteen met opener No Sacred Ground horen we de muz...

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Review from TNT Radio Rock

January 5, 2019
From: TNT Radio Rock
Published: December 28, 2018

El grupo canadiense Norilsk presentó en Octubre un mini álbum de cinco temas del que os traemos un review. Concebido como una segunda parte de su anterior trabajo, “The passages des glaciers”, este álbum nos trae un doom metal abrasivo y visceral con temas como la tradición, la pérdida y el desplazamiento forzoso, haciendo hincapié en las personas que ya no están, en la ausencia.

La banda se presenta bajo el nombre de una ...

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Review from In my Eyes Zine

January 5, 2019
From: In Your Eyes Zine
Published: December 28, 2018

Norilsk è un città siberiana nota per le sue temperature inclementi, oltre al fatto d’essere stata fondata in luoghi particolarmente inospitali negli anni ’30 da Stalin per diventare uno dei famigerati Gulag.

La band che ha deciso di adottare questo monicker è invece canadese e giunge con Weepers Of The Land al suo terzo full length in pochi anni di attività.
Il duo del Québec si cimenta con un death doom dalle sfumature p...

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Review from Necromance

December 6, 2018
From: Necromance
Published: December 6, 2018

Desde el norte de Canadá, nos llega el nuevo álbum en formato Ep de los doomers NORILSK, “Weepers Of The Land”, editado por Hypnotic Dirge Records. Un trabajo frío y gélido, que continua o mejor dicho acompaña a su anterior álbum “Le Passages Des Glaciers”, de hecho fue escrito a la misma vez, donde han contado con numerosas colaboraciones de otros músicos canadienses e introducen una versión de MYLENE FARMER, previamente...

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Review from Metal Tenple

December 5, 2018
From: Metal Temple
Published: December 4, 2018

NORILSK is a Blackened Doom Metal band from Canada. This year, they released their third full-length, “Weepers of the Land,” a five-track album that is more Doom Metal and Post-Metal than actual Black Metal. The overall tone of this album is chill. I can’t say much about the instrumental parts of the music, as they aren’t very original or memorable, but the relaxed and laid-back feeling they give off is effective. However calm ...

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Review from Concrete Web

December 3, 2018
From: Concrete Web
Published: December 1, 2018

Norilsk is the northernmost ‘big’ city on our globe (in Siberia), yet it is also a band consisting of Nicolas Miquelon (also known as bass player for e.g. Damnus, Mortör, Kintra and Outrage AD) and Nick Richter (drummer for bands like Damnus and Outrage AD). Formed in 2012, the duo debuted in 2014 with the independently released EP Japetus. This one got followed by two full length studio albums, The Idea Of North (2015) and Le Pas...

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Review from Metal Crypt

November 5, 2018
From: Metal Crypt
Published: November 1, 2018 

Hot on the heels of last year's Le passage des glaciers, Norilsk are back with another album clocking in at just over 32 minutes. Once again, they offer some slow and crushing doom metal with mostly death metal vocals, though they veer into slightly more accessible territory here and there. In great Canadian fashion, they mix it up with English and French lyrics.

Norilsk play it slow and depressing, sometimes walking on the fence with f...

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 Released: October 12, 2018
400 Copies
Genre: Blackened Doom/Death Metal

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