Ren Marabou - ‘Valhalla Waits’ - Reviewed By A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLACK METAL ZINE ! Check it out here at this link: https://darkdoomgrinddeath.blogspot.com/2021/04/ren-marabouvalhalla-waitsmisanthropik.html
Ren Marabou is a solo artist from Ireland that plays a melodic mixture of Viking, black and death metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Valhalla Waits" which will be released in May by Misanthropik Records.
Dark soundscapes and clean playing start off the album before going into more of a heavier and symphonic musical direction. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while the vocals also bring in a mixture of aggressive shouts and clean pagan vocals and spoken word parts can also be heard at times.
The riffs also bring in the heaviness of the more melodic style of black and death metal at times while battle chants can also heard in some parts of the music. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also add in a great amount of melody along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing.
The music also mixing in influences from more mainstream styles of metal as well as some acoustic guitars also being utilized briefly on a couple of songs as well as a later track also introducing folk music elements onto the album and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Mythology and Pagan Folklore themes.
In my opinion Ren Marabou is a very decent sounding melodic mixture of Viking, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Guide Me To Asgard" "Prophecy Of the Seer" "Yggdrasil" and "Champion Of Midgard". 7/5 out of 10. - A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLACK METAL ZINE
Ren Marabou is a multi-instrumentalists rock/metal solo artist who hails from the Emerald Isle of Ireland. he has released 4 albums to date. Most recent album ‘ Way Finder ’ was released on the 1st of March and is available on all major platforms. He has gigged extensively around Ireland, UK and Europe. When playing live, he has a four piece band of seasoned musicians behind him with whom he performs a high energy, intense live show. Riffs, melodies and grooves. Currently he is endorsed by Cassidy Guitars, Skull Strings, and Dirtbag USA. Album number 5 is in the works and there are loads of music videos and behind the scenes studio videos on the way.
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Ren Marabou is Currently in the studio working on the new album Valhalla waits. Valhalla waits is an album that encompasses Norse mythology and Norse pagan folk lore, the album takes you into the time of Vikings with its heavy riffs and intense melodies and the chants of the ancient warriors. This album is due for release on May 1st 2021.
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