Brundarkh – Haunted Worlds - Reviewed By Metal Rules ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.metal-rules.com/2021/11/01/quick-jabs-for-november-2021/
The debut EP from the South African duo Brundarkh blends symphonic extreme metal and wildly divergent dark fantasy story lines into something fans of Cradle Of Filth or Dimmu Borgir should find right up their alley. The EP’s four main tracks – accompanied by two brief intros – are crammed with opulent orchestrations, clean/dirty vocal tradeoffs and careening black/death metal, with “Wraith Of Dominion” featured twice in alternate mixes. Haunted Worlds is an ambitious undertaking, with songs inspired by Elizabeth Bathory (“Tower Of Blood”), the video game “Diablo IV” (“Bells of the Drowned”) and the Nazgûl from “Lord Of The Rings” (“Wraith”) and featuring Elisheva Abramson as the voice of the “Blood Countess” on “Tower” and a guest solo by Jori Haukio of Mors Principium Est on “Wraith.” But it’s well conceived and deftly executed, if somewhat ostentatious. So the EP treatment is just about perfect, as a full album’s worth might be bit much. - Metal Rules
Release Date: October 11, 2021
FFO: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Carach Agren
Brundarkh is a dark fantasy inspired metal act founded by composer, Heino Brand. Haunted Worlds (EP) was produced and recorded with the help of Caleb Bingham (Athanasia, ex-Zonaria, ex-Five Finger Death Punch).
The EP features the remixed and remastered versions of Wraith Dominion. The original track was recorded and released as a single in February 2021. It 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 (Cymatic, ex-Mors Principium Est). Bells of the Drowned focuses on the lore of "The Drowned" from the video game, "Diablo IV". It
was originally released without the intro From the Mist they Come. Tower of Blood and the intro The Price of Immortality are brand new tracks and are inspired by the folklore of Hungary’s, Elizabeth Bathory. The track features Elisheva Abramson as the voice of “Countess Bathory”. The EP was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johanson at The Panic Room. Art direction/creation by Heino Brand.
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Heino Brand - Guitars, harsh vocals, orchestrations, arrangements, lyrics
Caleb Bingham - Bass, drums, additional arrangements, lyrics
Elisheva Abramson - Voice of Elizabeth Bathory (Tracks 4 & 5)
Jori Haukio - Guest solo (Tracks 3 & 6)
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