Review from Alternativ-Musik Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 5, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Alternativ-Musik Webzine
Published: April 6, 2012
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*Google translation of German review

Very strange, what an Old Forgotten Lands as set before. You move between folk and ambient music, just not what one would expect. Because the album is somewhere in a time when people have not roamed the earth and there was no organized societies. For this unspoiled nature, and perhaps a few archaic ways of life. No less is the archaic sound of Primal . With a guitar, field recordings and a few rare times ritualistic drum beats you have to get along here. Rather, it is not, but it's enough to make the divine in nature in the mind's eye. Even though some passages seem long and monotonous. 

Monotony is not meant in a negative sense. There is a mood builds up and the album manages to maintain this upright throughout. Only rarely is heard singing. He also does not usually, because the music speaks for itself. Thus we see mountains, forests and plains in front of you, where else there is only loneliness. But when singing occurs, then it only underscores the mood again impressive. 

A bit esoteric, but over the whole thing is corny, but if you start with what this music can be, can also live with, if not even want. A trip to worlds far away from civilization. 

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld 

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Tags: old forgotten lands primal elan o'neal ambient folk world dark black atmospheric 


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