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NORD

Year of No Light

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.22 | 13 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The debut album by these gloom mongers.

My approach to this album is from the funeral doom angle. A genre I know well. Year Of No Light may also have had their origins from there...... or the hard core genre. But they have taken a large chunk of funeral doom, added a large chunk of post rock and then filled in the gaps with shoe gaze, hard core and post metal. The result is this album.

Nord (and Post Metal/Rock in general) is the art of mirroring the new generations of drop outs and those disillusioned with the world and their parents generations (including this reviewer..... they don't like me & my generation ! ). The result is disfigured music with black metal vocals and disonant melodies. In the middle of all this dissonance, there is a lot of beauty too. Some of the songs here are great. Some are purely good. But this album never becomes dull.

Is this a great album ? No. Although some of the music here is great, there are some less good things here and it seems like the band was still hunting down a good sound. But it is a very good album and a good introduction to this band. It is a good debut album and very creditable.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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