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The Fall Of Nemrael

Slovakia Country of Origin: Slovakia

The Fall Of Nemrael
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Type: Demo
Release Date: 2010
Label: Self Released
Genre: Black, Symphonic
1. Ludicium Diaboli / ...Venio Ut Te Moneam!
2. The Fall Of Nemrael
3. In Memoriam / Fiet Illud Quod Futurum Est
4. Fallen Angel´s Symphony / The Last Stand
5. Alea Lacta Est
6. Sic Luceat Lux / Omnium Nostrum Salus
7. En Tutoi Nika

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

Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 8
Originality: 8.5
Overall: 8

Rating: 8.4 out of 10