Al-Namrood - Kitab Al Awthan - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/alnamroodkitab-al-awthanshaytan.html
This is a review of an older recording from Saudi Arabia's AlNamrood which shows the music being black metal mixed in with elements of oriental folk music and the album was originally released in 2021 by Shaytan Productions and is going to be re-issued on vinyl in 2021 by Shaytan Productions.
A very epic keyboard orientated sound starts off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark and melodic style while elements of oriental and arabic folk music are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while some of the tracks are also long and epic in length. When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the percussion also giving the songs more oa a tribal atmosphere when they are utilized.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the songs also sticking mostly to either a slow or mid tempo direction as well as the tracks also mixing in Nordic influences with an Arabic twist on the genre. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Arabic and cover Ancient History, Evil, Darkness and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from AlNamrood and if you are a fan of black metal with elements of oriental folk music, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Min Trab Al Jahel" "Kiram Al Nataiaa" and "Bani Le em". 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
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Originally released in 2012 by Al-Namrood, this album is now coming out for the first time on vinyl on July 21 2021 in its original sound. The vinyl will be limited to 300 with 200 being black and 100 being splatter orange/black.
That (Black) Metal has found its way into the most remote places in the world is nothing new. Saudi Arabia, however, is still a specialty, after all, it is certainly no picnic to produce such music in an Islamic state of God. Nonetheless, curious and open-minded listeners of extreme musical styles should risk an ear, because AL-NAMROOD is definitely well thought-out - Metal.de
Offers a lot more than Black Metal with a few oriental sprinkles. Here, too, the black art is coherently interwoven with Arabic rhythms and melodies, creating a very unique sound from which the Norwegian roots rarely emerge. The mixture turns out to be extremely catchy and atmospherically gripping, and works in both mid-tempo and faster pace. - Powermetal.de
I wish I could tell you what the song titles mean, but my Arabic is a little rusty. But I can tell you what they sound like. They sound like a massive sandstorm sweeping across the Arabian peninsula. - No Clean Singing
That's presumably because it's a lot easier to be in an anti-Christian metal band in the US, than in an anti-Islamic metal band in Saudi Arabia. In America, your obstacles extend to overhearing your mom tell a friend you're just "going through a phase." In Saudi Arabia, you face social ostracism and the possibility of imprisonment or death. - Vice News
Released January 20, 2012
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