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NIMRODEL

Almuadem

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 36 ratings

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NexusPlexus
4 stars Much has been said about this album. You can read that points here. Much has also been said about Nimrodel being a new genre. Well i think its a big experimental album, the isolation from space rock music, or the liftoff to pretensionland for some.

Don't let that hype you up if you're one of the very few who for some reason haven't heard this album yet. Most of that's overdone and hyperboled. Despite the obvious influences, it's still very much a space rock album. Only one or two tracks can be counted as heavily influenced by a pioneirism and even those are clearly electronic music played by a rock band.

But yes, most of the album is very much your standard spacial rock music. Anyone who tries to say that Nimrodel is a new thing should just be pointed towards a track like "Nymphomania", a chaotic blast of pure symphonic with a killer keyboard riff ending into a mess of horns each trying to shout on top of each other. The wall of dissonant sound then morphs into one of the band's gentlest moments, Blow Up.

The problem is, and I realise this is something most people would not agree with me, the problem is that there's two sides to the album and they don't really frolic along perfectly. Nimrodel does its best and most of the time succeeds in creating a fantastic, post-apocalyptic landscape of doomsday mutterings and city valleys devoid of pure life but as a whole it doesn't feel cohesive in a way that's slightly disrupting. Well, overall it's still a damn good album, mind you.

NexusPlexus | 4/5 |

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