|Review: Nekromant - Temple of Haal|
|Temple of Haal|
Label: Despotz Records
Year released: 2021
Review online: February 7, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Temple of Haal
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)
Temple of Haal is the third album from Sweden’s Nekromant. Theirs is a doomy traditional metal that features booming riffs cutting through a dark and somber atmosphere. They use things like sparse effects (wind blowing at the beginning of "Behind the Veil of Eyes") and acoustic guitars with harmonics to set the mood effectively, creating a feeling of being in a far away land where the struggle against the elements is ever-present. The clear vocals are draped in echo and the singer reminds me of High Spirits’ Chris Black. The songwriting is solid, and the riffs are quite good though the album as a whole is light on vocal hooks so it might not sink in right away. The vibe I get when I listen to Temple of Haal is late-period Bathory, not as heavy but with better singing. Nekromant are worth a listen especially in the cold dark of winter.
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