|Review: Geimhre - Noidagh|
Label: NHR Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: September 8, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (10 Votes)
Noidagh is Geimhre's second effort, recently released on Canada's own underground label, NHR Records. Of the six musicians, three are guitar players, including one on acoustic guitar. A couple of artists also joined in as guests.
With so many on board, one is entitled to expect something in the vein of Symphonic Black Metal, but it is far from being the case. Straightforward, generic Black Metal with a somewhat raw production is what you'll hear most of the time on Noidagh. I've mentioned that a musician was playing acoustic guitar, and this is where Geimhre's sound gets more interesting. "Burza Przeznaezenia" is one very nice instrumental piece, involving rain and thunder samplings, plus some dark and atmospheric keys. The opening track, "Prelude to Hostility", is purely an atmospheric instrumental number. "Lost in Twilight" is one of the better songs, combining classical guitars, and mid-paced Black Metal. You then have a long series of generic Black Metal songs with the usual fast and vicious mode. This relentlessness is getting redundant after a while. Later on, and seemingly out of nowhere, comes track #11, "Il Ricordare Il Gioni", a very melodic song with female vocals, flute and clean guitar work. "Unholy Celtic" is also worth mentioning here, since it blends distorted guitars, acoustic guitar with tremolo picking in a more melodic type of Black Metal.
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