The Fall Of Nemrael
Review by JD on January 5, 2011.
With not one iota of information that I could find out on this band, not even out on the net, I find myself with one major dilemma on my hands. Either I keep searching for the background information I use to write all of my reviews with or just dive in blind and do the review on the music itself. I take a deep breath, click on the play in my Media Player and hold on for dear life. The blind review commences. Anyone got a bottle of really strong shit?
I was instantly blown away with the blind listen. Alassë plays some impressive Progressive influenced Symphonic Black Metal with a fury and talent that rivals anyone out there. Sounding like a odd spawning of Cradle Of Filth meeting Bathory with a added touch of Death Metal to me... it is big, rich and heavy as hell. I was glad of that much.
Songs like the diabolic 'In Memoriam / Fiet Illud Quod Futurum Est' shows a depth of complexity that the band has while more straight ahead fare like the pounding 'En Tutoi Nika' shows more of a brutality that borders on the criminally insane. It pumps and bleeds, sending you to a place even angels tremble to think about.
I hate going into any review blind and somewhat in the dark. I have been burned by really bad bands before when there has been no information. This album was by far the best blind listen I have ever gotten, and I thank them many times over. I thought about not doing the review... I am glad for doing it after all.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.4 out of 10