Brundarkh - Bells Of The Drowned - Reviewed By Jenny Tate ! Check it out here at this link: https://jennytate.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/brundarkh-bells-of-the-drowned/
Fantasy inspired dark symphonic metal duo Brundarkh is composed of founding member Heino Brand and Caleb Bingham (Athanasia, ex-Zonaria, ex-Five Finger Death Punch).
‘Bells Of The Drowned’ is the 2nd single, from the forthcoming EP, ‘Haunted Worlds’, influenced by ‘Lord Of The Rings’. The track itself found its inspiration in the video game, ‘Diablo IV’, specifically, the lore of the ‘Drowned’. It’s a mythical story of undead creatures, from the depths of the sea, pulling people down to the ocean bed and feeding off them.
The opening single, ‘Wraith Dominion’ is themed around the Ringwraiths/the Nazgul, from LOTR. It features a guest solo from Jori Haukio (Cymatic, ex Mors Principium Est). ‘WD’ is available on YouTube.
Bells Of The Drowned – Immediate gothic impact, with funeral bells introing, before moving, into a very Avenged Sevenfold-esque sound. Very effective, well-placed keys, lots of rhythmic darkness and that symphonic effect’s very clear. Gory, death vocals merge with melodic riffage. Strategically positioned percussion, making its mark. It just rolls along, to an unexpectedly quick ending. It’s certainly a very impacting track, with a lot of atmosphere. The fantasy element’s strong and it’s definitely much more dark than light. A well accomplished performance, expertly delivered, with lingering horror atmospherics, building in power, till the funeral bell finale.
9/10 ********* - Jenny Tate
Release date: August 4, 2021
FFO: Carach Angren, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dimmu Borgir
FANTASY INSPIRED DARK SYMPHONIC METAL
Brundarkh was founded by composer, Heino Brand and is a collaboration between him and multi-instrumentalist, Caleb Bingham of Athanasia (ex Zonaria , ex Five Finger Death Punch ).
"Wraith Dominion" is the first single off the "Haunted Worlds" EP and centers around the Nine a.k.a. the Ringwraiths or the Nazgûl from J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Lord of the Rings".
The track also features a guest solo by Jori Haukio of Cymatic (ex Mors Principium Est).
"Bells of the Drowned" is the second single to be released from the upcoming EP. This time around the lyrical theme of the song is concerning the lore of the "Drowned" from the video game, "Diablo IV".
This is a tale of undead creatures that come forth from the ocean waters to feed on the living and drag their bodies to the abyssal reaches of the sea.
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